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Oct 16, 2019 - 07:18 am .- Fr. Giacomo Costa, a communications official for the Amazon synod, said Wednesday a wooden figure of a nude pregnant woman, which has been present at events related to the synod, is not the Virgin Mary, but is instead a female figure representing life.
Oct 15, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A South American missionary to Angola who is participating in the Amazon Synod at the invitation of the pope has said the proposal to ordain as priests married men to solve the lack of evangelization in the Amazon is “illusory”.
Oct 15, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Catholic universities should try to do more than run an assembly line of information for students who never learn to think, a prominent scholar told said this week.
Oct 15, 2019 - 09:53 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday made four personal nominations of members to the group responsible for drafting the final document of the Amazon synod.
Oct 15, 2019 - 09:44 am .- The Vatican promoted the launch of a ‘smart rosary’ bracelet Tuesday compatible with an iOS and Android app, which costs over $100.
Oct 15, 2019 - 04:39 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed the second-in-command of Vatican security to head the City State's national police force, after the resignation of the former chief Oct. 14.
Oct 14, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal John Henry Newman would be surprised by his own canonization as a saint, an English bishop said Monday, adding that Newman’s life offers an important witness of holiness for contemporary Catholics.
Oct 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- While the Vatican’s Synod of Bishop on the Amazon discusses the idea of “inculturating” the Gospel’s proclamation with local culture, one bishop shared that the Gospel called one tribe in southern Venezuela to a difficult cultural concept: forgiveness.
Oct 14, 2019 - 09:51 am .- The recent raid of Vatican offices is connected to an investigation into charges that Vatican money financed the development of luxury properties in London, and led to a windfall for the Vatican’s investment managers, according to an Oct. 14 report from Financial Times.
Oct 14, 2019 - 08:00 am .- The head of the Vatican City State’s national police force has resigned, after a confidential internal memo was leaked to the press that announced the suspension of some Vatican employees and restricted their access to the Vatican.
Oct 13, 2019 - 03:20 am .- Nearly two centuries ago, John Henry Newman was England’s most well-known Anglican priest, until he risked everything to become a Catholic. Today he has become a saint.
Oct 12, 2019 - 09:58 am .- A bishop participating in the Vatican’s Amazon Synod said Saturday he would ordain women in his communities as deacons if the idea is recommended by the synod and permitted by Pope Francis.
Oct 12, 2019 - 06:10 am .- The Prince of Wales said Saturday that the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman is a cause for celebration among all Britons, those who are Catholic and those who “cherish the values by which he was inspired.”
Oct 11, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Here are a few facts about the Amazon synod, as told by the numbers.
Oct 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- A senior legal official in the Vatican has dismissed the idea that a planned “synodal process” in Germany will be “binding,” noting that bishops must exercise their authority in unity and obedience to the authority of the pope.
Oct 11, 2019 - 03:01 am .- Pope Francis will canonize four women alongside John Henry Newman this Sunday. These women -- a stigmatist, a mystic, a Roman orphan, and Nobel Peace prize nominee -- also proclaimed Christ through their lives and their miracles in a unique way.
Oct 10, 2019 - 11:50 am .- A network of organizations has united to promote gatherings devoted to the spirituality and culture of indigenous Amazonian people, all of which take place in Rome in conjunction with the Vatican’s Amazon synod this month.
Oct 10, 2019 - 11:10 am .- Bishop Wilmar Santin of Itabituba, Brazil said Thursday that the Church has worked to eradicate the practice of tribal infanticide in the Amazon, and compared the practice to the moral evil of abortion.
Oct 10, 2019 - 07:17 am .- A Vatican spokesman directly denied on Thursday the report of an Italian journalist who wrote that Pope Francis said he did not believe that Jesus Christ was divine.
Oct 10, 2019 - 04:55 am .- Pope Francis accepted Thursday the resignation of Bishop John Jenik as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York and appointed two New York priests as auxiliaries of the archdiocese.