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Pope Francis recognizes the ‘countless acts of kindess and charity’ of Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea

Oct 3, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis has recognized the role of Stella Maris, the Apostleship of the Sea — the largest ship-visiting network in... Read more

Pope Francis shakes hands with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Vatican, Oct. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis meets Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Vatican

Oct 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Vatican on Monday morning. Read more

Pope Francis dedicated nearly all of his Angelus address on Oct. 1 to the war in Ukraine.

Pope Francis appeals to Putin for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

Oct 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Speaking from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Oct. 2, the pope dedicated nearly all of his Angelus address... Read more

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More than ‘the nuts and bolts’: World’s newest bishops talk synodality in Rome

Oct 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The world’s newest bishops gathered in Rome last month to learn more about what it means to be a Catholic... Read more

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8 quotes from saints on guardian angels

Oct 2, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

During the month of October, the Catholic Church celebrates guardian angels. Read more

St. Edmund Arrowsmith | An altar display of items associated with 17th century English Martyr St. Edmund Arrowsmith.

The enduring legacy of St. Edmund Arrowsmith, martyred for celebrating the Mass

Oct 1, 2022

By Joseph Kellaway-Burnell

The hand of St. Edmund Arrowsmith has pride of place in the Church of St. Edmund and St. Oswald in... Read more

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The rosary: common myths and facts

Oct 1, 2022

By Edie Heipel

October is designated by the Catholic Church as the “Month of the Rosary.” Here are seven common myths and facts... Read more

The backyard of St. Thérèse’s childhood home in Lisieux, France.

House of saints: Visiting St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s home has inspired conversions

Oct 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Scenes from St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s autobiography “Story of a Soul” come alive when walking through her childhood home in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with clerics, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers of Canada at the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec in Quebec City, July 28, 2022.

Seeking to build on papal visit, Canada’s bishops stress indigenous reconciliation

Sep 30, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Indigenous issues were at the forefront when about 90 Catholic bishops met in Cornwall, Ontario for the Canadian bishops’ 2022... Read more

The International Week of Prayer and Fasting kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the National Basilica in Washington, DC.

Catholics converge on DC for a week of prayer and fasting

Sep 30, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The week of prayer and fasting will culminate in the National Rosary Rally at the steps of the U.S. Capitol... Read more

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LGBT organizations in Spain are pressuring the government to pass the ‘trans law’

Sep 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Three LGBT organizations have met with the main party of the governing coalition in Spain, seeking the passage of the... Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Catholic organizations in Colombia call Bogotá cathedral attack by militants ‘terrorism’

Sep 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholic organizations condemned the Wednesday night attack by abortion militants on the Bogotá cathedral and demanded authorities arrest those involved. Read more

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Caritas Algeria closes at government’s behest

Sep 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Church in Algeria announced Sunday that the country has ordered the Church’s aid organization Caritas Algeria to cease its... Read more

Archbishop Lori delivers the homily at Mass for the bicentennial of the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholic bishops’ pro-life chair supports 15-week abortion ban nationwide

Sep 30, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The legislation, proposed by Graham in the Senate and Smith in the House on Sept. 13, would ban abortion after... Read more

A woman looks over her apartment after floodwater inundated it when Hurricane Ian passed through the area on Sept. 29, 2022 in Fort Myers, Florida. The hurricane brought high winds, storm surge, and rain to the area, causing severe damage.

Catholic Charities helps to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Ian

Sep 30, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Jonah McKeown

Local and national Catholic Charities agencies are working to assess needs and provide aid after Hurricane Ian devastated Florida’s Gulf... Read more

Dr. Richard Scott

UK doctor investigated for praying with patients calls on Christians to ‘stand up and fight’

Sep 30, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

A Christian doctor has appealed to Christians in professional life to “stand up and fight” after he faced investigation for... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022

Let your beauty shine, Pope Francis tells young people

Sep 30, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis on Friday told young people to let their true beauty shine, the beauty that is a reflection of... Read more

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Prosecution calls witnesses as Vatican finance trial resumes

Sep 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a break of over two months, the Vatican trial on financial corruption in the Secretariat of State continued this... Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.

Cardinal Eijk: Same-sex blessings undermine Church teaching on marriage, sexual ethics

Sep 30, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The archbishop of Utrecht has urged that the Flemish bishops be asked to withdraw their statement introducing blessing ceremonies for... Read more

Saint Jerome Writing, a painting by Caravaggio, dated to 1605–06. Public domain.

Are modern Bible translations always better? A Catholic linguist praises St. Jerome’s Vulgate

Sep 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Vulgate became the predominantly-used Bible of the Middle Ages and has endured to this day as a translation that... Read more