Archive for October 30, 2021


By Mary Farrow

What to do about Halloween? Catholic moms – and an exorcist – weigh in

As some Catholics see darker elements of some Halloween celebrations, parents often face similar dilemmas; what to do about Halloween? Read more

St. Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, PA, with the largest collection of relics outside Rome.?w=200&h=150

By Adelaide Mena

The strange tale of 5,000 relics finding a home in a Pittsburgh chapel

Nestled in a sleepy neighborhood in the hills rising over Pittsburgh lies a small chapel. Inside St. Anthony’s Chapel lies... Read more

A portrait of Dr. Jorge Vallejo traveled on a boat around Miami as part of The Hero Art Project exhibit earlier this year.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

The Hero Art Project connects artists with families of healthcare workers lost to COVID-19

Daisy Doronilla worked as a nurse at Hudson County Correctional Center for 21 years before she died of COVID-19 on... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Vatican, Oct. 30, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Narenda Modi invites Pope Francis to visit India at ‘very warm’ Vatican meeting

Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit the pope since June 2000. Read more

The ordination of Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali to the Catholic priesthood in London, England, Oct. 30, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

‘A moment of great joy’: English cardinal ordains ex-Anglican bishop as Catholic priest

Fr. Michael Nazir-Ali was ordained at a Mass at an ordinariate church in London. Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.?w=200&h=150

By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone: Look deeper to see the 'spiritual reality' of the Eucharist, the unborn, and unhoused

As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated as separate things. But with the Catholic sacramental sense we can see... Read more

Hundreds of people processed with the Eucharist around a Denver abortion clinic during a 40 Days for Life event on Oct. 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

Archbishop Cordileone ties Eucharistic reverence to respect for life

In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent... Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

President Joe Biden receives Communion at Mass in Rome

President Joe Biden reportedly received the Eucharist during a vigil Mass Oct. 30 in Rome, a day after saying that... Read more


By Autumn Jones

Supreme Court allows Maine's bar on religious exemptions to vaccine mandate to stand

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday denied an emergency request to block Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, which does... Read more