• In "Hurrahing in Harvest" the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins revels in the marvelous elements of nature that herald the arrival of autumn.

    A cob of corn is seen in a field during the harvest in Minooka, Ill., in this illustration photo.

    A cob of corn is seen in a field during the harvest in Minooka, Ill., in this illustration photo. (CNS photo by Jim Young, Reuters)

  • In our backyard is a solitary Liquid Amber tree (liquidambar) that from spring through summer produces a gorgeous bounty of green leaves, providing welcome shade and beauty.

    St. Michael Church in Jacksonport, Wis., and Lake Michigan are pictured in an aerial photo.

    St. Michael Church in Jacksonport, Wis., and Lake Michigan are pictured in an aerial photo. (CNS photo by Sam Lucero, The Compass)

  •  The United Nations was born in 1945 out of the rubble and human devastation of World War II.

    The U.N. flag is seen during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the world body's headquarters in New York City Sept. 24, 2019.

    The U.N. flag is seen during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the world body's headquarters in New York City Sept. 24, 2019. (CNS photo by Yana Paskova/Reuters)

  • Pope John Paul II kisses a baby during a general audience at the Vatican in 2001.

    Pope John Paul II kisses a baby during a general audience at the Vatican in 2001. (CNS photo by Paolo Cocco, Reuters)

    May 12, 2020
  • St. John Paul II sits with his would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, in Rome's Rebibbia Prison in 1983.

    St. John Paul II sits with his would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, in Rome's Rebibbia Prison in 1983. (CNS photo by Arturo Mari, L'Osservatore Romano)

    May 12, 2020
  • Jaxson Amschler, then 18 months old, sits with his father, Joe Amschler, and his mother, Jenni Amschler, at their home in Kentucky.

    The couple adopted Jaxson through Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, a ministry of St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities in New Albany, Ind., in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. (CNS photo by Natalie Hoefer/The Criterion)

    May 05, 2020
  • Maureen Antwan is pictured with her sons, Anthony, left, and Kris, at Mar Abraham Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 26, 2017.

    Maureen Antwan is pictured with her sons, Anthony, left, and Kris, at Mar Abraham Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 26, 2017. Kris was 4 when the family fled Iraq because of war and persecution. Anthony was born in Jordan, where the family first sought refuge. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)

    May 05, 2020
  • A graduate is embraced following Notre Dame College's 2019 commencement ceremony in South Euclid, Ohio, May 19.

    A graduate is embraced following Notre Dame College's 2019 commencement ceremony in South Euclid, Ohio, May 19. (CNS photo/Doug Garmon, courtesy Notre Dame College)

    Apr 30, 2020
  • The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen Aug. 3, 2017.

    The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen Aug. 3, 2017. We are surrounded by electronic mass media. (CNS photo by Thomas White/Reuters)

    Apr 21, 2020

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