Archive for October 24, 2023

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, patriarch of Jerusalem.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

In letter to diocese, Patriarch Pizzaballa urges: ‘It is time to stop this war’

“It will not solve any problem, but rather create new ones,” Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa said of the deadly conflict. Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepts resignation of bishop from troubled Polish diocese

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 59-year-old Polish Bishop Grzegorz Kaszak of the Diocese of Sosnowiec over poor management of... Read more

Pope Francis arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Jan. 31, 2023. The streets of the pope’s five-mile drive from the N’Dolo Airport to the presidential residence were lined with thousands of locals who cheered and waved flags.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Vatican statistics: Africa had biggest increase in Catholics, while numbers fell in Europe

Catholics in the world numbered 1,375,852,000 people at the end of 2021, with an overall increase of 16.2 million compared... Read more

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s unicameral legislative body, located in Kiev.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Ukraine Parliament advances bill seen to ban Russia-linked Orthodox church from country

The law is widely seen as targeting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC). Read more

Pilgrims walk from Silver Spring, Maryland, to the St. John Paul II National Shrine on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, the day before his feast day.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Pilgrims trek 12 miles to St. John Paul II shrine to honor feast day

The walking pilgrimage began in Silver Spring, Maryland, and ended at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in northeast... Read more


By Agnes Aineah

Monk shot, body thrown in river following kidnapping at Nigerian monastery

A diocese in Nigeria announced that Brother Godwin Eze, a monk who was kidnapped with two others from a Benedictine... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Texas county becomes largest yet in state to enact abortion ‘travel ban’

The ban on transport applies “if the transportation of such individual begins, ends, or passes through the unincorporated area of... Read more

Synod on Synodality delegates meet in round table discussion groups Oct. 21, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Synod on Synodality’s listening ‘method’ comes from the Jesuits

Synod on Synodality delegates in Rome this month are participating in a “conversation in the Spirit,” a method of communal... Read more

The archbishop of Seville, Spain, José Ángel Saiz Meneses, and his auxiliary, Bishop Teodoro León Muñoz, at a press conference announcing the Nov. 18, 2023, beatification of the Spanish martyrs.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

20 martyrs of persecution during Spanish Civil War to be beatified

On Nov. 18, the Archdiocese of Seville will celebrate the beatification of 20 martyrs of religious persecution carried out during... Read more

Gold dome of Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Via Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Georgia Supreme Court upholds ‘heartbeat’ law banning abortion

Abortion in Georgia is banned after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is considered detectable, except in some cases of rape, incest,... Read more

Panelists (from left) Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., Debra Milke, and Randal Padgett at an Oct. 23, 2023, Catholic Mobilizing Network event at Xavier University’s Bellarmine Chapel in Cincinnati.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic anti-death penalty group hosts discussion featuring death row exonerees

Catholic Mobilizing Network hosted the Oct. 23 event at Xavier University in Cincinnati in partnership with other anti-death penalty organizations. Read more

Stan “JR” Zerkowski received a handwritten note from Pope Francis in October 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis to Catholic LGBTQ leader: ‘Thank you for your ministry’

A Kentucky man involved in LGBTQ Catholic ministry has posted a letter online he says he received from Pope Francis... Read more