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Internal matters top agenda of bishops' fall assembly in Baltimore

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Statements on preaching and ways bishops can respond using new technologies to modern-day challenges to their teaching authority are among the items the U.S. bishops will consider when they gather in Baltimore for their annual fall assembly.

Set for Nov. 12-15, the assembly also will consider a statement on work and the economy proposed by the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development as a way to raise the profile of growing poverty and the struggles that unemployed people are experiencing.

Dolan: Hurricane Sandy brought out 'noble side' of people

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New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Wearing an FDNY jacket, Dolan called the storm a "tragedy" that has brought out the "most noble sentiments of people."

Said Dolan:

What do you say? Our hearts are broken when we see the loss of life, the grieving families, the devastation, and the ruination -- people without their cherished possessions and their homes. 

Native Americans feel 'pulled up' by Blessed Kateri becoming a saint

Since 1997, Eleanor St. John has lived for the day when one of her greatest heroes would be recognized as a saint by the Catholic church -- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.

That year, St. John attended her first Tekakwitha Conference, named for the young maiden known as the "Lily of the Mohawks."

Blessed Kateri, the daughter of a Christian Algonquin mother and a Mohawk father in upstate New York, will be canonized Sunday at the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI, along with several others. She will become the first Native American saint.

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