Archive for October 17, 2023

Pope Francis prays at the opening Mass for the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 4, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Digital

Pope Francis says his Argentinian friends may be among Hamas attack victims

Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman posted on his social networks a video of the telephone conversation he had with the pope... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Pro-life groups warn of late abortions in Ohio Issue 1. Here’s what the initiative says

Vague language in the proposed amendment could strip away parental rights and lead to late-term, partial-birth abortions on demand there,... Read more

Ultrasound of baby at 12 weeks.?w=200&h=150

By Matt McDonald

Facility-based abortions drop 30% in North Carolina after 12-week abortion ban, data show

In May the state Legislature enacted a bill largely banning abortions after 12 weeks, with some exceptions. The state’s previous... Read more

The ancient Portico d'Ottavia in the heart of Rome's Jewish ghetto was the site of the March for Remembrance on Oct. 16, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Rome remembers 80th anniversary of Nazis’ expulsion of the city’s Jews 

This annual event has been held for the past 30 years and is jointly organized by the Catholic community of... Read more

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish Parliament.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Polish elections point to possible shift in country’s abortion laws, ‘political clashes’

Liberal opposition parties won a significant political victory over Poland’s conservative Law and Justice Party on Sunday. Read more

Pope Francis smiles during his general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 27, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen

Pope Francis in new interview: ‘Church has to change’ in favor of human dignity

Pope Francis, speaking in a new interview published by a media outlet in his native Argentina, said the Church must... Read more

Rocket shells are left on the grass outside a house where civilians and soldiers were killed by Hamas militants days earlier, Oct. 11, 2023 in Be'eri, Israel.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

‘It touches every family’:  Israeli man says niece among those kidnapped by Hamas

Elad Levy, the uncle of Roni Eshel, told “EWTN News Nightly” that the family last heard from Eshel just before... Read more

Pope Francis at the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

A papal visit to the South Pole? Pope Francis looks to new peripheries

In a new interview, the pope said someone had recommended he make a visit to Antarctica the next time he’s... Read more

“As a woman, I’m not focused at all on the fact that I’m not a priest,” Renée Köhler-Ryan, one of 54 women delegates to the Synod on Synodality, said at a press briefing Oct. 17, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Theologian at Synod on Synodality: There’s ‘too much emphasis’ on women priests

“As a woman, I’m not focused at all on the fact that I’m not a priest,” Renée Köhler-Ryan said at... Read more

Former President Donald J. Trump makes remarks at the 2023 CPAC on March 4, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Trump runs pro-life ads in Iowa following criticism over abortion comments

The ads come following criticism of former President Donald Trump’s controversial comments on abortion. Read more

Auxiliary Bishop-elect Emmanuel Tois of Paris.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Pope Francis names an auxiliary bishop for Paris

The Vatican Press Office announced Oct. 17 that Pope Francis has appointed Father Emmanuel Tois as a new auxiliary bishop... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Florida attorney general seeks to block pro-abortion measure from 2024 ballot

Attorney General Ashley Moody claims the measure “does not satisfy the legal requirements for ballot placement.” Read more

A Palestinian man injured during an air strike is wheeled into the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis on the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 17, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Hamas says Israel behind deadly hospital blast; Israel blames terrorist group

News reports on Tuesday said Al-Ahli Arabi Baptist hospital had been hit with a strike that killed as many as... Read more

Smoke increases after Israeli airstrikes on the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Oct. 10, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina

What you need to know about the war between Israel and Hamas

The ongoing tension in the Middle East has flared up again in a war between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian... Read more


By Diego López Marina

Eight priests under house arrest in Nicaragua reportedly transferred to El Chipote prison

The independent Nicaraguan media La Prensa, El Confidencial confirmed the transfer through sources close to the Nicaraguan Bishops’ Conference. Read more


By Diego López Colín

Pro-life group denounces attempt to allow abortion for all nine months throughout Mexico

The legislation seeks to change more than 70 articles in five federal laws specifically regarding abortion in Mexico. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus address on Oct. 15, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis meets with U.S. LGBT group previously denounced by Vatican

Pope Francis on Tuesday at his residence met with leadership from the U.S. LGBT organization New Ways Ministry. Read more