• Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit will head up a special working group of the U.S. bishops to address issues surrounding the election of a Catholic president and policies that may...

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    President-elect Joe Biden receives a national security briefing in Wilmington, Del., Nov. 17, 2020. (CNS photo by Tom Brenner via Reuters)

  • Hurricane Iota struck Nicaragua 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta hit the Central American country just two weeks earlier, and early reports were of disastrous situations.

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    People carry their belongings while heading to a shelter as Hurricane Iota approaches Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 16, 2020. Iota was the second Category 4 hurricane to hit the area within two weeks. (CNS photo by Wilmer Lopez via Reuters)

  • lthough the U.S. bishops' four-year strategic plan was adopted one year ago, it was not scheduled to go into effect until January 2021. That gave the bishops a window to address two...

    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio priorities and plans fall assembly

    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Priorities and Plans, speaks Nov. 16, 2020, during bishops' fall general assembly, convened virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Screen Grab)