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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: When bishops and the bishops' conference disagree; Democrat Conor Lamb's chances in Pennsylvania; "Year of the Dog" greetings
College roundup: Catholic University of America is accepting students affected by Puerto Rico hurricanes; mumps cases on D.C. campuses; St. Mary's in San Antonio gets $1.5 million gift.
About 20,000 gathered Sept. 23 for the beatification of Fr. Stanley Francis Rother, a native of nearby Okarche, Oklahoma, who had been martyred in 1981 while serving in Guatemala.
Following years of heated debate, a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was installed June 27 on the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol building.