Archive for September 2, 2023


By Daniel Payne

As a new school year begins, Catholic groups draw battle lines in culture war

Several Catholic organizations and activist efforts are working to push back on the extreme ideologies in much of public schooling. Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Labor Day means ‘radical solidarity’ with working families, U.S. bishops say

On Labor Day, the U.S. bishops call for economic policy and community advocacy to prioritize working families. Read more

Pope Francis meets with local priests and religious of Mongolia, which includes only 25 priests (19 religious and six diocesan), 33 women religious, and one bishop — Cardinal Giorgio Marengo — in Ulaanbaatar’s Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul on Sept. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Rachel Thomas

Pope Francis tells Mongolia’s tiny Catholic community that ‘God loves littleness’

“Brothers and sisters, do not be concerned about small numbers, limited success, or apparent irrelevance,” Pope Francis assured missionaries in... Read more

Khamba Nomun Khan, the head of the Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, accompanied Pope Francis as he made his entrance at the interreligious dialogue event at the Hun Theater in Mongolia on Sept. 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis quotes Buddha at interreligious event in Mongolia

Pope Francis said Sunday that interreligious dialogue is “not antithetical to proclamation” but helps religious traditions to understand one another. Read more