Archive for September 23, 2023

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio.?w=200&h=150

By Leonardo Colon

How an extraordinary healing led to the creation of The National Centre for Padre Pio

The intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, whose feast day is celebrated Sept. 23, has been the source of many... Read more

Jimmy Mitchell (front row, far left) leads a group of Jesuit High School students in Tampa, Florida, in a walking rosary after school.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Holy friendships continue to transform all-boys Catholic high school in Tampa

The young men at Jesuit High School are not just excelling in academics and sports, they are “ambitious when it... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the closing session of the Mediterranean Encounter in Marseille, France, on Sept. 23, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Rachel Thomas

Pope Francis: Migrant crisis requires wisdom, not ‘alarmist propaganda’

“Those who risk their lives at sea do not invade, they look for welcome,” the Holy Father insisted. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for an estimated 50,000 people at the Vélodrome Stadium in Marseille, France, the last stop in his Sept. 22-23, 2023, visit to the port city to speak at an ecumenical meeting of young people and bishops called the “Rencontres Mediterraneennes,” or Mediterranean Encounter.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Be Christians who ‘leap for joy’ in the face of life

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for an estimated 50,000 people in Marseille’s Vélodrome Stadium on Sept. 23. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during a press conference aboard the papal plane from Marseille to Rome on Sept. 23, 2023, at the conclusion of a two-day visit to the southern French port city to take part in the Mediterranean Encounter, a meeting of young people and bishops.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

‘You don’t play with life’: Pope Francis condemns euthanasia, abortion on papal plane

“Neither at the beginning nor at the end. It is not played with!” Pope Francis said on a flight from... Read more