FaithFaith in Focus
Robert Ellsberg
Even as a child she sensed that Africa was her destiny, the roots of her mission vocation found in a fourth-grade geography textbook that pictured giraffes loping across the plain
Sts. Paul and Peter Catholic Church in Baie-Saint-Paul, near Quebec City. (CNS photo/Philippe Vaillancourt, Presence)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Dean Dettloff
“A prophetic church like [the one sought by Pope Francis], highlighting social justice and solidarity with the destitute and the persecuted, has the potential of closing the chasm between the church and the modern, secular culture of Quebec.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
A flare-up of sciatica has caused Pope Francis to cancel several appearances in the coming days.
Pope Francis meets Father Maccalli, right, and members of his delegation at the Vatican on Nov. 9. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithGoodNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Recalling his abduction and two-year captivity, Father Maccalli told Vatican News that during that time, "tears were my bread for many days and were my prayer when I didn't know what to say."
FaithFeatures
Kevin Clarke
Mass attendance and Catholic affiliation have been eroding steadily since the 1970s for all income brackets, but the sharpest decline has been among the two bottom economic quartiles.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said the release of Father Maccalli as the church is preparing to celebrate World Mission Sunday Oct. 18 “is a great sign of hope for us, for Africa and for the universal church.”