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Catholic News ServiceOctober 02, 2019
Deacon Pereira will become the first priest from the Tikuna ethnic group, a tribe of about 60,000 people that live deep in the Amazon, along a stretch of the jungle shared by Colombia, Peru and Brazil.
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"The synodal way is a 'sui generis' process, and not a synod or a particular council, and there'll be no separate German process, without Rome, on questions touching the universal church.
The St. Louis Jesuits at their final concert, on Sept. 29 at Powell Hall in St. Louis. From left, Tim Manion, John Foley, S.J., Bob Dufford, S.J., Dan Schutte and Roc O'Connor, S.J. (Don Doll, S.J.)
Faith Dispatches
Isabelle SenechalOctober 02, 2019
We asked America readers for their 10 favorite hymns of all time, as well as their favorite St. Louis Jesuit hymns, to mark the farewell concert by the St. Louis Jesuits. There was some crossover on both lists.
The tower of the Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the Vatican bank, is pictured Oct. 2, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 02, 2019
The Vatican gendarmerie has sent an order to all personnel within the Vatican City State and the Swiss Guards that control the security and all access to the Vatican, saying the five have been “suspended from service as a precautionary measure.”
Faith Podcasts
Colleen DulleOctober 02, 2019
It was the pair’s first extended conversation, though Pope Francis is familiar with Father Martin’s work.
Cardinal Edward M. Egan joins Pope Benedict XVI at the altar during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York April 19 during the pope's 2008 U.S. visit. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
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The report singles out Cardinal Edward Egan, who served as Bridgeport bishop from 1988 to 2000 before becoming cardinal in New York; former Bishop Walter Curtis; and former Bishop Lawrence J. Shehan.
Politics & Society News
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said Sept. 30 he was "grateful and relieved" by the report of a comprehensive independent review of archdiocesan compliance with the U.S. bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Child and Young People."
Politics & Society News
An ecumenical group of church leaders in Northern Ireland have come together to protest the British government's edict for a more liberal abortion rights law to be applied in the province.
Recruits of the Vatican's Swiss Guard march in front of the tower of the Institute for Works of Religion in 2014. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 01, 2019
“A senior Vatican source said he believed the operation, which the statement said had been authorized by Vatican prosecutors, had to do with real estate transactions.”
Pope Francis and Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, Brazil, walk to a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Feb. 20, 2014. In a statement released by the Vatican Sept. 28, 2019, the pope named Cardinal Damasceno as pontifical commissioner of the Heralds of the Gospel and its religious branches for consecrated men and women. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 01, 2019
The Vatican said the reason for the apostolic visitation in 2017 was due to “shortcomings concerning the style of government, the life of the members of the council, the pastoral care of vocations, the formation of new vocations, administration, the management of works and fundraising.”
Politics & Society News
Because of Trump administration policies regarding immigration and migrants, certain immigration judges are wary that their decisions might get them fired.
With a hastily passed resolution, the Democratic National Committee exaggerated the numbers and the importance of its “secular” wing. (iStock/AlexLMX)
Politics & Society Short Take
Michael WearOctober 01, 2019
The Democratic National Committee got played, writes Michael Wear, when it passed a resolution celebrating the “religiously unaffiliated” and casting aspersions on those of faith.
Politics & Society News
Members of nonprofit Catholic missionary groups have traveled the Eastern Coachella Valley area, seeking to connect with the indigenous Purépecha community.
Politics & Society News
The genocide conducted by the Islamic State against Christian communities in Iraq and Syria has turned into continued harassment by Iran-backed militias and shows no signs of abating soon.
Faith Dispatches
Kerry WeberSeptember 30, 2019
“Someone once said to me that the St. Louis Jesuits wrote the spiritual soundtrack to our lives,” said John Limb, former publisher of Oregon Catholic Press, the publisher of the St. Louis Jesuits. “For those of us of a certain age, that was true.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffSeptember 30, 2019
On Sept. 11, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the official start of Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign, beginning a 40-day countdown until Canadians get to cast their votes on Oct. 21.
Photo courtesy of Rev. Justino Rezende
Faith Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaSeptember 30, 2019
The church has made a great effort to build a genuinely indigenous Catholic tradition in the Amazon region, reports Eduardo Campos Lima, and indigenous leaders have great hopes for the upcoming synod.
Politics & Society News
Lithuania's cardinal-designate Sigitas Tamkevicius, a Jesuit and a veteran of Soviet prisons and labor camps, will receive the red hat from Pope Francis Oct. 5 at the Vatican.
Politics & Society News Analysis
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a plan for universal child care-and it is being scrutinized through a "pro-life" perspective.
Politics & Society News
An Australian diocese will pay up towards $2 million (in U. S. dollars) in compensation for a claim filed against a priest for clerical sexual abuse in the early 1990s.