Archive for October 27, 2021

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican Oct. 27, 2021?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ advice for reigniting your spiritual life

Pope Francis gave Catholics some recommendations for how to restart their spiritual life after falling out of practice. Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Order of Malta's Fra' Marco Luzzago on June 25, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Order of Malta thanks Pope Francis for choosing to 'accelerate the process of reform'

"As my special delegate you have all the powers necessary to decide any questions that may arise," the pope wrote... Read more

Pope Francis blessed "Voice of the Unborn" bells for Ecuador and Ukraine on Oct. 27, 2021?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis blesses pro-life bells going to Ukraine and Ecuador

The bells, which are rung in support of the unborn, each weigh more than 2,000 pounds. Read more

On March 31, 2021, the Vatican vaccinated 100 people staying at homeless shelters in Rome?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican providing third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Vatican has provided the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to its residents and employees since January. Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to visit Canada in 'pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation' with Indigenous peoples

The potential visit by Pope Francis would be the first papal trip to Canada in nearly 20 years. Read more

St Paul's Cathedral in Wenzhou.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Authorities kidnap Catholic bishop in China, says report

Chinese authorities have kidnapped Catholic Bishop Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, according to a report by AsiaNews on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Read more

The old facade of the diocesan shrine and parish of Our Lady of Grace of the Diocese of Kalookan.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Filipino Catholic priest breeds rabbits to feed poor parishioners

An Oblates missionary priest in the Philippines has been breeding rabbits for a year now to feed the poor in... Read more

2020 March for Life, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2020?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

March for Life announces 2022 theme of 'equality'

The theme for the upcoming March for Life will be “Equality Begins in the Womb,” event organizers announced at a... Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

White House: Pope Francis ‘has spoken differently’ than Biden on abortion

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Oct. 29 meeting with Pope Francis, a White House spokeswoman acknowledged on Wednesday that “the... Read more

A candle of St. Jude?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio

Why is St. Jude the patron saint of lost causes?

On Oct. 28, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Jude, also known as Thaddeus, one of Jesus’ 12... Read more

Sudanese carry a man injured during clashes as part of protests against a military coup that overthrew the transition to civilian rule, on Oct. 25, 2021 in the capital Khartoum. - Sudan's top general declared a state of emergency Monday as soldiers rounded up civilian leaders, with three people killed as soldiers put down furious protests decrying a coup.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Africa

Bishop urges international community to promote value of human life after Sudan coup

The international community must put pressure on Sudan’s military to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic bishop... Read more

Inaugural intercollegiate Catholic Student Summit at Victoria Park in Irving, Texas, Oct. 8, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Catholic students from Texas universities unite for prayer and worship

Catholic students from multiple Texas universities recently gathered for an evening of prayer and worship that, organizers say, is the... Read more

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a state budget in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Whitmer ought to back school choice bill, not veto it, Michigan Catholic Conference says

The Michigan Catholic Conference has welcomed the passage of legislation that would help fund scholarships for private and religious K-12... Read more

Pope Francis gives an Angelus address, Oct. 24, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Canada's bishops hope papal visit will aid 'reconciliation and healing'

Catholic, secular, and tribal leaders throughout Canada reacted with mixed emotions to the news that Pope Francis would likely be... Read more