Archive for October 2, 2023


By Francesca Pollio Fenton

9 quotes from saints about guardian angels

Oct. 2 is the feast of the guardian angels, and for the entire month the Catholic Church celebrates these celestial... Read more

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Edward Pentin

Cardinals send ‘dubia’ to Pope Francis ahead of Synod on Synodality

The cardinals said they submitted five questions, called a “dubia,” on Aug. 21 requesting clarity on several topics. Read more

Posters against the 40 Days for Life campaign in Madrid, Spain, found on Sept. 27, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

40 Days for Life in Spain: Abortion activists label pro-lifers ‘dangerous’

Pro-lifers in the country are praying near abortion clinics in about 20 cities as part of the 40 Days for... Read more


By Matthew Bunson

Answering the doubts: What are dubia?  

The word “dubia” — plural for a “dubium” — literally means, from the Latin, “doubts.” But another way of translating... Read more

Argentine Leda Bergonzi at one of her “Breath of the Living God” prayer meetings.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Argentine archdiocese issues statement on healing ministry Messi’s mom, brother attended

The activity drew national attention a few weeks ago when the mother and brother of soccer player Lionel Messi participated... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Read Pope Francis’ response to the dubia presented to him by 5 cardinals

Five cardinals have sent a set of questions known as “dubia” to Pope Francis to express their concerns and seek... Read more

Cardinal-elect Víctor Manuel Fernández was appointed by Pope Francis on July 1, 2023, to become the next prefect for the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

Vatican releases Pope Francis’ responses to pre-synod dubia, criticizes cardinals

The pope’s responses, originally issued July 11, responded to requests for doctrinal clarification on the development of doctrine, same-sex unions,... Read more

The exterior of the new St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center at Kansas State University.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Rebuild and elevate: New Catholic center at Kansas State aims to bring students to God

The new St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center, a $20 million project, opened this year and its beauty is drawing both... Read more

Father Timothy Radcliffe addresses the bishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Synod on Synodality retreat looks to ‘transcend all our disagreements’

Hundreds of synod delegates are meeting in a retreat center in Sacrofano, 20 miles north of Rome, for the three-day... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Annual Requiem Latin Mass canceled at Westminster Cathedral in London after 50 years

Due to the restrictions outlined in the 2021 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, the Requiem Mass has been moved to a... Read more

Left to right: German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, American Cardinal Raymond Burke, and Chinese Cardinal Zen Ze-Kiun.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

The 5 cardinals behind the latest dubia issued to Pope Francis

The prelates, who also issued a “Notification to Christ’s Faithful,” hail from the diverse ecclesiastical landscapes of Europe, Asia, Africa,... Read more

Tampico Bishop José Armando Alvarez said in a statement on social media Oct. 1, 2023, that “the roof of the parish of Holy Cross” collapsed while parishioners were “celebrating the baptism of their children.”?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Roof of church collapses in Mexico, killing at least 10

Tampico Bishop José Armando Alvarez said in a statement on social media on Sunday that the roof collapsed while parishioners... Read more

Father James Martin, SJ.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Jesuit Father James Martin says there are many chaste gay priests in the Church

In an Oct. 1 interview with the Spanish newspaper El Periódico, Martin stressed that “it is crucial to point out... Read more

Kevin Birmingham, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, passed away in his sleep Oct. 2, 2023, at age 51.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Kevin Birmingham, 51, passes away in sleep

Bishop Kevin Birmingham’s fellow auxiliary bishop Jeffrey Grob described the late prelate as “genuine, personable, funny, and pastoral.” Read more

The Christian community in Qaraqosh, in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, was devastated last week after a fire broke out at a Syriac Catholic wedding celebration.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis sends telegram to Iraqi Christian community after tragic wedding fire

An Iraqi Christian community in Qaraqosh, northern Iraq, was devastated by a massive fire at a crowded wedding reception that... Read more

Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

Vatican responds to Cardinal Duka’s dubia on divorced and remarried Catholics

Originally submitted by the archbishop emeritus of Prague on July 13, the DDF’s response had been issued to the Czech... Read more