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Giovanna Dell’Orto – Associated Press
At a Halloween festival with some 30,000 partygoers, Father Peixoto re-mixed electronic dance beats with words from Pope Francis’ encyclical about protecting the environment. “The people are dancing with sentences from ‘Laudato Si’.’”
A young man in an orange prison uniform reads a book, while in the background another prisoner looks at a chessboard..
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michael Hallett
A prison warden in Mississippi hired nearly a dozen released model inmates to work as chaplains, counselors and teachers. Other prisons can follow suit—and Christian ministries can help.
Rev. Brian Ching, C.S.C., shares with host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., how knowledge of the Scripture, the life of faith and knowledge of the people in the pews is central to a good harmony.
A group of Latino Catholics standing amid pews recite the Lord's Prayer during Mass at the Labor Day Encuentro gathering at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 2018. (CNS file photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)
FaithLast Take
Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
The U.S. bishops recently approved plans for a synodal church with vibrant parish communities that include Hispanic/Latino Catholics. All Catholics are invited to participate, and all will benefit.
Politics & SocietyNews
Gina Christian - OSV News
The end of a long-running Catholic pastoral care contract at a leading U.S. military medical center highlights broader concerns about the federal contracting process for such services, according to the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.
Christopher Parker
Starting in March 2023, victims of sexual abuse in Saint Paul-Minneapolis who still wish to receive the Eucharist but find it too traumatic to enter a church can have the sacrament brought to them.