Archive for October 18, 2023

Father Aquinas Guilbeau, OP, has been appointed the new vice president of ministry and mission for the Catholic University of America.?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

Dominican priest becomes first VP of ministry and mission at Catholic University of America

Father Aquinas Guilbeau, OP, who has been CUA chaplain for the past year, will continue to assist and guide the... Read more

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius offers Mass on the feast of St. Luke for the Synod on Synodality delegates in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 18, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Synodality must be at the service of evangelization, archbishop says

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas also noted how St. Luke’s Gospel “highlights the important role of women in the life of the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience at St. Peter's Square on Oct. 18, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis stresses need to put Jesus at the center of our lives

At the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 18, the pope announced that Oct. 27... Read more

University of New Mexico.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pro-life group accuses university of charging ‘viewpoint-based’ $5,400 event fee

The University of New Mexico charged its Students for Life chapter thousands in security fees to hold a campus event... Read more


By Matt McDonald

‘No wiggle room’: Muslim parents object to LGBT curriculum at Minnesota charter school

Muslim parents at a Minnesota public charter school are objecting to books that teach about same-sex attraction and gender identity... Read more

Pope Francis presides over his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis announces prayer vigil, day of fasting for peace in Israel-Hamas war

An interfaith vigil will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in St. Peter’s Square, where the faithful will join... Read more

Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David of Kalookan, Philippines (left), Cardinal Leonardo Steiner, archbishop of Manaus, Brazil (center), and Archbishop Zbigņev Stankevičs of Riga (right) all spoke at the Synod press conference on Oct. 18, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Latvian bishop at Synod: If someone is living in sin, we can’t tell them that’s all right

“If there is a person living in sin and we tell this person, ‘Everything is all right with you, it’s... Read more

Father Dario Vitali speaks at the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican, Oct. 18, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Synod on Synodality asked to ‘rethink the whole Church’ according to synodality

The next stage of the Synod on Synodality opened Wednesday with a call to focus on authority, decentralization, and the... Read more

The flag of Ecuador. Credit: Millenius/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

After elections, bishops of Ecuador call for building together the common good

In their statement titled “Building together the common good,” the Ecuadorian Bishops’ Conference noted that “what matters is the homeland.” Read more

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Jordan fails on second vote in struggle to secure House speakership

The Republican failed twice to secure the vacant Speaker of the House chair, falling short of just a few dozen... Read more

The Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem arrive at a press conference, Oct 18, 2023. The Anglican bishop Hosam Naum is followed by Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, and Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem hold press conference after Gaza hospital explosion

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, religious leaders spoke to the press about the explosion at the Anglican hospital “Al Ahli” in... Read more

Mass at the Church of the Holy Family for the Latins, Gaza.?w=200&h=150

By Suhail Lawand

‘We lack food and medicine’: Catholics in Gaza take refuge in only parish church

Holy Family Church is the only Roman Catholic parish in the Gaza Strip and is located in the northern part... Read more

The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

U.S. bishops’ plenary session to take place in November: Here’s what’s on the agenda

All of the U.S. bishops will descend upon Baltimore next month for their 2023 Fall Plenary Assembly. Read more

The project of the sanctuary of the holy martyrs of the Cristera War in Mexico is expected to be completed in 2026.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Mexican diocese building new shrine to martyrs of Cristero War

The Archdiocese of Durango in Mexico has begun the construction of a shrine dedicated to the martyrs who offered their... Read more

Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio has announced the creation of an expedited transfer process for Jewish students in danger of antisemitic discrimination and violence on campuses across the U.S.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Franciscan University offers safe haven for Jewish students experiencing antisemitism 

The Steubenville, Ohio-based university has announced an initiative to expedite the transfer process for Jewish students in danger of antisemitic... Read more