Archive for October 3, 2023


By Julieta Villar

Bolivian prosecutors ask Vatican for reports on ‘irregularities’ regarding abuse scandal

A prosecutor told local media that the information they are requesting are the reports provincials of the Society of Jesus... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

National Eucharistic Congress opens ‘perpetual pilgrim’ application process

The two-month National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in summer 2024 will consist of four cross-country Eucharistic processions and a total of 6,500... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, speaks at Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress on Sept. 30, 2023. ?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Be joyful, the Eucharist is not just a metaphor, Bishop Burbidge says

At the opening Mass of Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress, Burbidge said a “common error” is that “some people mistakenly see the... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to tens of thousands of young people at a World Youth Day gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Barron: As I leave for the Synod on Synodality

Bishop Robert Barron wrote a message to his flock before leaving for Rome for the Synod on Synodality, which will... Read more

Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz as Mother Teresa of Calcutta in the new film "Mother Teresa and Me."?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

New film ‘Mother Teresa and Me’ portrays the ‘human being behind the saint’

For one night only on Oct. 5, the movie will be released by Fathom Events in 800 theaters across the... Read more

Bishop Gregory Mansour of the Maronite Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Maronite bishop: ‘I hope the synod will focus on servant leadership’

Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour said the Synod on Synodality can be a “source” of progress for the Church in “deepening... Read more

Post Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia in Vatican City on April 8, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Here’s the full text of the Vatican’s response to dubia on divorced and remarried Catholics

Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka had submitted to the Vatican a request for pastoral guidance. Read more

Pope Francis created 21 new cardinals from across the world at the Saturday morning, Sept. 30, 2023, consistory in St. Peter’s Square.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Here’s what the Church’s newest cardinals think about the Synod on Synodality

Six cardinals who are participating in this month’s Synod on Synodality — and five who are not — told CNA... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Biden administration’s strategy fails with court’s restoration of Idaho abortion ban

The U.S. Department of Justice had filed a lawsuit on Aug. 2, 2022, against Idaho seeking to block its abortion... Read more

Refugees load a truck in Goris on Sept. 26, 2023, before leaving to Yerevan. A continuous stream of vehicles crept along the only road out of Nagorno-Karabakh toward Armenia, carrying tens of thousands of refugees now faced with an uncertain future.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Nearly all ethnic Armenians have fled Nagorno-Karabakh 

According to the Armenian government, 100,617 Nagorno-Karabakh refugees — out of a population of 120,000 – have been “forcibly displaced.” Read more

(From left to right) Father Julio Ricardo Norori, Father Iván Centeno, and Father Cristóbal Gadea were arrested Oct. 1, 2023, by the Nicaraguan government.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Dictatorship in Nicaragua arrests three priests

The reasons behind the arrest of the priests still remain unknown. Read more


By David Ramos

Bishop calls for intense day of prayer and fasting for end of violence in Mexico

Bishop Cristóbal Ascencio García encouraged dedicating a day of prayer to “begging the Lord for the conversion of all for... Read more

Vandalism of a pro-life display outside St. Paul Catholic Church in Fenton, Missouri, on Oct. 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pro-life display vandalized at St. Louis County parish 

The display was on the grounds of St. Paul Catholic Church, a large parish with a school located in the... Read more

Students participate in the Ohio March for Life in Columbus, Oct. 5, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Ahead of major abortion vote, thousands to descend on Ohio’s capital for March for Life 

This Friday, thousands will be marching in Ohio ahead of a vote on a constitutional amendment on Nov. 7 that... Read more