Archive for October 23, 2023

Father Timothy Radcliffe told the Synod on Synodality delegates on Oct. 23, 2023, that the time before the 2024 assembly "will be probably the most fertile time of the whole synod, the time of germination."?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Synod on Synodality’s ‘most fertile time’ will be between the assemblies, Radcliffe says

“These 11 months will be like a pregnancy,” Father Timothy Radcliffe told the synod delegates. “We, my brothers and sisters,... Read more

A priest surveys the damage caused by ISIS at a Catholic Church in Karamles, Iraq.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis criticizes West for trying to export ‘its own type of democracy’

“Saddam Hussein was certainly not a little angel, on the contrary,” Francis said, “but Iraq was a fairly stable country.” Read more


By Daniel Payne

Oklahoma attorney general files lawsuit against nation’s first religious charter school

State Attorney General Gentner Drummond, a Republican, announced the lawsuit in a press release on his website on Oct. 20. Read more

Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Maung Bo celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Bo: Synod on Synodality is ‘a long march of hope for all humanity’

Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Maung Bo described the Synod of Synodality as “a long march of hope for all humanity” during... Read more

Delegates meet at round tables during the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 10, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

UPDATE: Synod on Synodality this week: Anticipating a ‘Letter to the People of God’

The letter, expected to arrive Oct. 28, will serve as a compass, signaling the direction of a continuing synodal journey. Read more

Australian theologian Father Ormond Rush addresses the General Assembly of the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 23, 2023, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Theologian points to Vatican II’s ‘dynamic’ tradition in Synod on Synodality speech

Tradition “was a major point of discussion at the Second Vatican Council,” Father Ormond Rush said Monday. Read more

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, on Oct. 20, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem mourns 18 dead in Gaza Christian Church bombing

“War and bombs have never solved problems; on the contrary, they always create new ones,” Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa said. Read more

The Cross of San Lázaro of Seville, Spain, sculpted in the 16th century, was vandalized on the night of Oct. 21-22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Cross in public square in Spain smashed to pieces

A stone cross carved in the 16th century and placed on a pedestal in a public square next to the... Read more

Reference image / green handkerchief used by promoters of abortion.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Pro-abortion demonstrators allegedly tag church in Spain with offensive graffiti

The Spanish Christian Lawyers Foundation has filed a complaint against a pro-abortion organization whose activists also allegedly harassed Mass-goers. Read more


By Joe Bukuras

‘Wolves in sheep’s clothing’: California diocese warns about imposter priests 

The two unidentified men are falsely using the names of actual clergymen from Mexico. Read more

Bella Health + Wellness in Englewood, Colorado.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Cavanaugh

Judge halts Colorado’s abortion-pill reversal ban while Catholic nurses’ lawsuit proceeds

A Denver-area clinic can continue to help women reverse unwanted chemical abortions despite a state ban after a judge issued... Read more