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Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the 15-year-old Italian teenager whose use of technology to spread devotion to the Eucharist prompted Pope Francis to hail him as a role model for young people today. more
The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration Oct. 11 praised a plan by President Joe Biden to raise the refugee cap to 125,000 for fiscal year 2022. more
Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, clearing the way for his beatification. more
A synod calls on everyone to become experts in “the art of encounter” in a way that is uplifting and transformative, Pope Francis said, formally opening the process leading up to the assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2023. more
The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life and the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network have a gift for families for the month of October, which is traditionally dedicated to the rosary. more
Standing in front of Rome’s Colosseum, Pope Francis called on members of all the world’s religions to be courageous enough to set aside self-centeredness and instead live with true and active compassion for the victims of war and poverty and for the earth. more
Pope Francis will not be going to the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, as he had hoped. more
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, nuncio to the United States, has urged Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson to respect “the humanity” of death-row inmate Ernest Lee Johnson and “the sacredness of all human life” and stop his Oct. 5 execution. more
The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will formally launch the process of the Synod of Bishops with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s new term, starting Monday, Oct. 4, returns to its standard routine: hearing arguments in person and taking on hot-button issues. more
As part of the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis, the U.S. Catholic Church’s annual Respect Life Month celebration in October “highlights the example of that great saint” as protector of life, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee. more
Groups and individuals who have accepted Pope Francis’ invitation to step up their commitment to caring for creation are encouraged to prepare for their journey with a new prayer campaign. more
A parish in a neighborhood that once had the highest concentration of Covid-19 cases in the country has found new joy in the discovery that a familiar painting over the transept doorway of its church is a 17th-century masterpiece. more
In the search for truth, Catholic communicators must learn how to listen above all else, the Vatican said. more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn and named Bishop Robert J. Brennan of Columbus, Ohio, to succeed him. more
Bishop Robert J. Brennan of Columbus, Ohio, who served for many years as a priest and auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island, will return home to New York as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. more
Some people are mystified by the way secular words have come into our language as contractions for, corruptions of or calculated contradictions to religious phrases and sacred concepts. One … more
Hawaii bid aloha to Father Emil J. Kapaun, a U.S. Army Korean War chaplain and candidate for sainthood Sept. 23. more
Christians must be on guard and avoid the temptation of thinking themselves better than others, an attitude that risks turning the Church into a place of “separation and not communion,” Pope Francis said. more
In a 218-211 vote Sept. 24, the U.S. House passed what opponents consider one of the most extreme abortion bills ever seen in the nation—the Women’s Health Protection Act. more
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