Archive for October 6, 2023

Father Marko Rupnik?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Fact check: Does the Synod on Synodality website really feature artwork from Father Marko Rupnik?

CNA fact-checks the claim that Father Marko Rupnik’s artwork is featured prominently by Catholic institutions, including the Synod on Synodality... Read more

Emergency crew members work at the scene after a bus accident near Venice on Oct. 3, 2023, in Mestre, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope offers prayers to victims of deadly bus crash in Venice, Italy

Authorities reported that the bus broke out in flames after crashing. At least 21 people were reported dead by Friday... Read more

Pope Francis, the round tables at the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican, Cardinal Joseph Zen, and Paolo Ruffini.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Synod on Synodality 2023: Facts, anecdotes, and analysis from the first week

Facts, anecdotes, and analysis from the first week of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at... Read more

Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo arrives for a meeting of pre-conclave on March 9, 2013, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis remembers Cardinal Toppo of India for ‘zeal for the spread of the Gospel’

Cardinal Telesphore Toppo was the “first and only cardinal of the tribal communities of Asia,” said Archbishop Andrews Thazhath. Read more

Speaking at a press briefing on Oct. 6, Vatican spokesman Paolo Ruffini said that there needs to be “a certain amount of confidentiality about who takes the floor and who doesn't in order to leave the space open … for ‘conversation in the Spirit.’”?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Secrecy at the Synod on Synodality: What we know about delegates’ confidentiality requirements  

The Synod on Synodality’s official regulations no longer allow Synod delegates to share their personal interventions with the public.  Read more


By ACI Digital

Brazilian bishops’ bioethics commission condemns attempt to decriminalize abortion

The commission declared that “no circumstance, no purpose, no law in the world can ever make an act licit that... Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron talks to the press as he leaves after a European Council Informal Meeting at the Palacio de Congreso in Granada, southern Spain, on Oct. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

French president wants right to abortion added to constitution

In his speech for the 65th anniversary of the French Constitution, President Emmanuel Macron called for abortion to be included... Read more

Migrants outside a foster home in Mexico City.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Archdiocese of Mexico warns migrant reception centers are overwhelmed

According to the Ministry of the Interior of Mexico, between January and August it had encountered 402,324 undocumented migrants in... Read more

Crowds gather for the Ohio March for Life outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

‘This is a critical moment’: Abortion Issue 1 takes center stage at Ohio March for Life

As thousands of pro-lifers marched in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus, many held signs and banners reading “Vote NO on... Read more

The Romeike family fled from Germany in order to homeschool their children, and now faces deportation from the U.S.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Congress members urge DOJ to reject deportation of German family who sought asylum in US

The Romeikes were granted deferred action status in 2013 after conflicts with the German government about home-schooling their children. Read more