Archive for October 13, 2023

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions in 1917.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

How the ‘miracle of the sun’ in Fátima helped to end an atheist regime

Oct. 13, 1917, marked the last Marian apparition in Fátima, a day on which thousands of people bore witness to... Read more

A delegate participates in round-table discussions at the Synod on Synodality, Oct. 10, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

Report: Confidential Synod on Synodality records aren’t secure

The Pillar report Friday raises questions about who has been spying on the Synod on Synodality’s supposedly private deliberations all... Read more

Actress Whoopi Goldberg attends the "Sister Act" screening at Westfield World Trade Center at The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center on Aug. 3, 2017, in New York City.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Whoopi Goldberg reveals ‘remarkable’ meeting with Pope Francis 

The Oscar-winning actress provided an account of the visit in a series of Instagram posts. Read more

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, OFM Cap., was the main celebrant of a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for synod participants on Oct. 13.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

The devil ‘wants to see us divided,’ cardinal says at Synod on Synodality Mass

“If we have the courage to look at our current reality as a Church, it won’t be hard to see... Read more

Mother Maria Grazia Angelini gave an exegesis of the New Testament for synod delegates during the general congregation on Oct. 13, 2023, in which she claimed that St. Paul “inserted himself into a ‘non-ritual’ female liturgy” when he arrived in the city of Philippi in Macedonia.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Synod on Synodality: Italian nun claims St. Paul attended ‘non-ritual female liturgy’

Mother Maria Grazia Angelini claimed that St. Paul “inserted himself into a ‘non-ritual’ female liturgy” when he arrived in the... Read more

Wichita Bishop Carl Kemme celebrates that diocese's annual "Mass for Life" in October 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Judge’s ruling forces Wichita Diocese to cancel ‘Mass for Life’ in front of abortion clinic  

Sedgwick County Chief Judge Jeffery Goering signed a temporary restraining order on Oct. 6, which, in effect, prohibited the Mass... Read more

Israel unleashed an attack in the northern Gaza Strip on Oct. 12, 2023, in Gaza City, Gaza.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Israel urges civilians in northern Gaza to evacuate

In a message posted to its X account on Friday, the Israeli government “call[ed] on civilians in northern Gaza to... Read more

A cross atop the seminary in Beit Jala, Palestine.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Vatican calls for peace in Holy Land, offers to mediate between Hamas and Israel

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said any mediation would have to take into account “the issue of Israeli settlements, security, and the... Read more

The Reverend John I. Jenkins will step down after nearly two decades of service as the president of Notre Dame University at the end of the 2023-24 academic year.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Notre Dame President Father John I. Jenkins to step down after 19 years

Father John Jenkins, a Congregation of Holy Cross priest, is the university’s 17th president and will step down at the... Read more

Synod of Synodality delegates tour the catacombs of St. Sebastian. Rome, Italy, Oct. 13, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Synod on Synodality delegates make a pilgrimage to Rome’s catacombs

Hundreds of delegates took a break from their discussions of synodality to visit the catacombs of St. Sebastian and St.... Read more

Alumni of Loyola Marymount University have launched a petition drive calling for the Los Angeles-area Catholic school to stop encouraging students to use preferred pronouns tied to their gender identity.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Florida judge slams ‘transgender ideology’ in defense of teacher fired over pronouns

The judge said the Miami-Dade school district had imposed “transgender ideology” on the teacher, calling it a secular “state-sponsored religion.” Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Cardinal Hollerich: Beginning today the Synod is addressing ‘some of the key points’

Speaking at the Synod on Synodality, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich shared an introductory reflection on the “co-responsibility of the mission.” Read more

Thousands prayed for peace at the Fatima shrine in Portugal Oct. 12, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Thousands at Fátima Shrine pray for peace in the Holy Land and Ukraine

In his reflection before the faithful from 35 different countries, Cardinal Américo Aguiar encouraged the faithful to pray to the... Read more

Leaders of churches in Jerusalem issued a statement calling for an end to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Heads of churches in Jerusalem call on Israel to allow humanitarian aid to go to Gaza 

“We call upon all parties to de-escalate this war in order to save innocent lives while still serving the cause... Read more