Archive for October 5, 2023

The tomb of St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) in Łagiewniki, Poland.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

7 things you need to know about St. Faustina and her vision of hell

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament was born in Poland as Helena Kowalska on Aug. 25, 1905. She... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke was part of a panel that convened on the eve of the Synod on Synodality, Oct. 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Solène Tadié

The dubia were not meant as an attack on the pope, Cardinal Burke says

The cardinal was speaking at a conference in Rome on Oct. 3 on the theme “the synodal Babel” to discuss... Read more

A screen grab from a video shared with ACI Africa that shows the parish house at St. Raphael Fadan Kamantan Catholic Church of the Diocese of Kafanchan in flames Sept. 7, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Suspects arrested in killing of seminarian in Nigerian parish rectory fire

Seminarian Na’aman Danlami died after Fulani bandits reportedly attacked St. Raphael Parish Fadan Kamantan on the night of Sept. 7... Read more

San Damiano cross.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop to Synod on Synodality: Proclaiming Jesus is ‘the greatest urgency’

“The greatest urgency, the truest reform is that of making Jesus our passion, our love, our everything,” said the bishop... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley briefs reporters during a Vatican abuse summit.?w=200&h=150

By Matt McDonald

Boston Archdiocese opposes bill eliminating time limits for child sex abuse claims

The current bill being considered by the Legislature would eliminate the time limit and allow lawsuits at any time against... Read more

Taiwan’s Ambassador to the Holy See Matthew Lee speaks Oct. 5, 2023, at a reception with members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican. Lee underlined that “Taiwan will do whatever we can to remain on the road of peace.”?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Taiwan’s ambassador to the Vatican: Better to prevent a war than stop one afterward

Speaking at a reception on Oct. 5, Ambassador Matthew Lee underlined that “Taiwan will do whatever we can to remain... Read more

The Synod on Synodality convened on Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

What is being discussed during the first week of the Synod on Synodality?

During the first full day of work Oct. 5, participants met in small groups of about 12 people where they... Read more

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaves following his speech during the final day of the Conservative Party Conference on Oct. 4, 2023, in Manchester, England.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

British prime minister says traditional understanding of gender is ‘common sense’

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made the comments about gender at a speech at the Conservative (Tory) Party’s annual gathering... Read more

The flag of Chile.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Two churches in Chile struck by arson

St. Alberto Hurtado Chapel in the Archdiocese of Concepción and St. Joseph Church of the Diocese of Linares were set... Read more

This aerial picture taken on Sept. 14, 2023, shows the U.S.-Mexico border fence with camp shelters left by migrants in San Ysidro, California.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Biden administration to build miles of new border wall in Texas

The Biden administration had to waive 26 federal laws to resume the construction of the new wall. Read more

Bishop Víctor Alejandro Aguilar, bishop of Celaya and head of the Episcopal Dimension for the Laity of the Conference of the Mexican Episcopate.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Mexican bishop criticizes President López Obrador for being soft on crime

Bishop Víctor Alejandro Aguilar called President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policy against organized crime “hugs for drug traffickers and bullets... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Colorado Supreme Court to hear cake baker’s latest religious freedom case

Jack Phillips is being sued by Autumn Scardina for refusing to bake a cake intended to celebrate Scardina’s transgender self-identification. Read more


By Daniel Payne

Read some of the reactions to the pope’s ‘heartfelt appeal’ on climate change

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the environment and the threat of climate change was met with praise both by Catholic... Read more