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FaithScripture Reflections
Rachel Lu
A Reflection for Monday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time, by Rachel Lu
FaithScripture Reflections
Cristobal Spielmann
A Reflection for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Cristobal Spielmann
FaithScripture Reflections
Christopher Parker
A Reflection for Saturday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time, by Christopher Parker
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Oct. 2, 2022, the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Our struggles with gun violence and the ongoing wars around the world are examples of the violence that plagues us today, and we must call out to God for help as we also exercise our power and influence to help eliminate violence.
Brothers of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni attends the center-right coalition closing rally in Rome on Sept. 22. Italian voters cast ballots on Sunday, Sept. 25 in an election that has been billed as crucial as Europe reels from the repercussions of war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
For the first time in the nation’s history, a woman, Giorgia Meloni, 45, could become prime minister. She would lead Italy’s 70th government since 1946.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
With surrounding shelters at full capacity, Sacred Heart Church opened the gym’s doors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering a place to wash up and rest, and a change of clothes and food.
The company of ”Dear Evan Hansen” (Matthew Murphy)
Arts & CultureTheater
Jim McDermott
On Sunday, Sept. 18, “Dear Evan Hansen” finished its Broadway run. During its six-year run, it was a touchstone in the ongoing conversation about the mental health of young people today.
Two men shake hands at the United Nations
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
Lesley Manville as Mrs. Harris (photo: Focus Features)
Arts & CultureFilm
Michelle Smith
‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ explores the pitfalls of materialism through characters who long for the elegance and glamor of designers like Christian Dior.
Jill Rice
Padre Pio is known in part for his prophetic ability, his healing power and receiving the stigmata. But during his life and after his death, these expressions of the 20th-century saint’s holiness have been debated.
peace wall between sets of houses, looking down from a helicopter or plane. one side is catholic and one protestant, though that is not visible here
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael Kelly - Catholic News Service
For the first time ever, more people in Northern Ireland identify as Catholic than Protestant, 101 years after the jurisdiction was founded with a Protestant majority in mind.
archbishop william lori of baltimore stands at a lectern and talks wearing vestments that are white and red
Catholic News Service
Archbishop William Lori, the U.S. bishops' pro-life chairman, stated that Catholics must work together to create a world in which all are welcome, which requires justice and love.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jill Rice
A Reflection for the Feast of St. Padre Pio, by Jill Rice
Gerard O’Connell
In the second part of this exclusive interview, Cardinal Grech reveals in new depth the plans for the continental and Roman phases of the global synodal process.
A man in a blue suit bows to Pope Francis, with a sister in her habit standing to his left
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
“You can leave a mark,” Pope Francis told members of the global network; just make sure that “your mark is positive and moves toward integral human development.”
white wall with hole in it, a black box sticking out with compost material on it
Politics & SocietyNews
Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
California is now among the U.S. states that have legalized the process of converting bodies into soil, a procedure the Catholic Church said fails to show 'respect for the body of the deceased.'
Inside the Vatican
Also on the show: How does Pope Francis' approval of sending arms to Ukraine square with his criticism of the arms trade?
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
Pope Francis has asked Catholics to pray this September for an end to the death penalty, and we should ask ourselves a key question: Is it really necessary to kill in order to protect society?
FaithScripture Reflections
Maurice Timothy Reidy
A Reflection for Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time, by Tim Reidy
Gerard O’Connell
Starting Sept. 21, a team of 35 people "summoned from all continents" went to Frascati, outside Rome, to synthesize the reports from phase one of the synod.