Pope Francis meets with nuncios from around the world at the Vatican in June. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 11, 2019
Archbishop Marino comes to his new post with considerable diplomatic experience in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, including 11 years of service in three majority-Muslim states and seven years working in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Luke Hansen, S.J.October 10, 2019
On day four of the synod, the small language groups have begun to meet, signaling the moment in the synod process when “in a synodal way, everyone gives their contribution.”
Arts & Culture Books
Kaya OakesOctober 10, 2019
The question of what a pilgrimage means in the modern day loops throughout Timothy Egan’s ‘A Pilgrimage to Eternity.’
Politics & Society News
The Catholic Church in Kenya is promoting a variety of energy-saving stoves with a view to stopping forest destruction and climate change.
Politics & Society News
With thousands of people killed and almost 1 million of the country's 4.6 million people displaced in the past six years, trauma is rampant throughout the former French colony.
Faith Faith in Focus
Beverly WillettOctober 10, 2019
Some say I have brought suffering on myself by standing up for the promises I made at the altar. In a sense that is true. But the alternative would have been to betray myself.
Politics & Society News
St. William Church in Louisville reaffirmed its status as a sanctuary parish at a news conference on the steps of the church Oct. 8.
Faith News
"Our Christian faith and the church teach us to seek and to find God in all things, as St. Ignatius says in the Spiritual Exercises. There is no pantheism in this."
First-grader Grace Burns chats with a classmate while working on a project on the first day of classes at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional School in Center Moriches, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2019. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Explainer
Ellen K. BoegelOctober 10, 2019
Despite the alphabet soup of acronyms used to describe educational programs and the bureaucratic red tape involved in obtaining benefits, learning is a singular experience and small improvements can have profound impacts.
Retired Bishop Erwin Krautler of Xingu, Brazil, speak at a press briefing following a session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican Oct. 9, 2019. Also pictured is scientist Carlos Alfonso Nobre, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Luke Hansen, S.J.October 09, 2019
Bishop Kräutler said there are thousands of indigenous communities in the Amazon that “do not celebrate the Eucharist except perhaps one, two or three times a year.” The bishops in favor of ordaining married men, he said, “are not against celibacy. We just want these brothers and sisters of ours
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 09, 2019
Catholic organizers, labor leaders, theologians and activists will gather Oct. 11 to Oct. 13 in El Paso, Tex., for a national pilgrimage, teach-in and public action.
Faith Podcasts
Colleen DulleOctober 09, 2019
This week on "Inside the Vatican," Gerry explains how Pope Francis' and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's message of loyalty was received.
Politics & Society News
All bishops' conferences and dioceses in Africa should create an office or point person to collaborate with judges, immigration departments and law enforcement to beef up efforts against human trafficking, said delegates to a regional conference.
Faith News
When Catholics attack other members of the church, they are hurting Christ, Pope Francis said.
Politics & Society News
Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, said the people who portray him as an opponent of Pope Francis are being used by the devil to help divide the church.
Politics & Society News
Christian organizations are urging California Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto a bill that would require the state’s public universities to offer abortion medication through campus health clinics. 
Faith Faith in Focus
Ryan J. MarrOctober 09, 2019
Newman, like all of the saints, is perennially relevant because holiness never goes out of style.
Politics & Society News
Turkish warplanes have begun attacking northeastern Syria, causing widespread panic among Christian and other religious communities caught up in the aerial bombardments.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinOctober 09, 2019
God is pure goodness, pure love, pure beauty. Look for those things in your life, and you will see God.
Antonio Banderas in ‘Pain and Glory’ (photo: Fox Searchlight)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonOctober 09, 2019
Growing up, the plan for Pedro Almodóvar was to become a priest. Instead he became one of the world’s great directors.