Archive for October 7, 2023


By Peter Pinedo

A saint and a sea battle: How the rosary saved Christian Europe

The victory of Christian Europe against the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Lepanto has been credited to the power... Read more

Polish dancers at the reception following this year's World Day for Migrants and Refugees Mass at St. Paul’s Parish in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept. 23, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Nicholas Elbers / The B.C. Catholic

Migrants and refugees Mass in Canada celebrates universality, vibrancy of the Church

A Mass celebrating the annual World Day for Migrants and Refugees was held Sept. 23 in Richmond, British Columbia, showing... Read more

Cars are seen on fire following a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, southern Israel, on Oct. 7, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Dozens killed in surprise Hamas attacks on Israel; Netanyahu says country ‘at war’

Surprise attacks by Hamas on Israel early on Saturday killed at least dozens of people. Read more

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By AC Wimmer

Police: Suspect in theft of Benedict XVI’s pectoral cross arrested

A 53-year-old suspect has been arrested in the theft of Pope Benedict XVI’s pectoral cross. Read more

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, archbishop of Kinshasa, speaks during a press briefing on the Amazon Synod at the Holy See Press Office on Oct. 22, 2019. Speaking at a press conference for the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican on Oct. 7, 2023, the Congolese cardinal said the initiative is providing “new ways to address problems, whatever they are” with “a spirit of synodality.”?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

Outcome of Synod will be welcomed as the ‘will of God,’ says African cardinal

Congolese Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu described synodality as “a new way of being a Church.” Read more