Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

FYI, CNS attempted to reach Msgr. Rossetti's counterpart with the Astros, but the team is reportedly one of two in the U.S. without a Catholic chaplain.

Night of Hope to honor sisters’ role in 50 years of diocesan education

For generations, the secular and Catholic ideal of Catholic schools have involved (plaid) uniforms or a religious sister. Maybe both.

At catacombs, synod members pledge simplicity, closeness to the poor

ROME (CNS) — More than a half century after a group of bishops at the Second Vatican Council made a solemn pledge to live a simple lifestyle close to their people, a group of participants from the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon signed a new pact in the Catacombs of Domitilla.

El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

WASHINGTON (CNS) — It’s a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mission is to make disciples for Christ, not for one’s group, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every Christian is called to be a missionary, sharing the good news of salvation in Christ and making disciples for Him, not for oneself or one’s clique of like-minded believers, Pope Francis said.

Resident says Dorian’s devastation teaches lesson: ‘God is in control’

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama (CNS) — “After the storm” — a phrase undoubtedly used for generations in the “Hurricane Alley” of the warm-water Atlantic — carries added meaning following Hurricane Dorian’s historic landfall more than a month ago.

Synod groups propose Amazonian rite, new ministries for women

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Creating an Amazonian-rite liturgy and new ministries for laypeople, including the ordination of women deacons, are some of the recurring proposals made by small groups at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.

New film on St. Faustina makes one-night-only debut Oct. 28

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a one-night-only showing Oct. 28 on more than 700 screens across the United States.

Under Our Lady’s Protection: Catholics urged to consecrate themselves to Christ through Mary

Marian consecrations often involve a 33-day preparation period which end on the vigil of a Marian feast day. Kid-friendly options are also available.

Women’s role in Amazon Church does not depend on diaconate, sisters say

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Whether or not the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon helps open the door to ordaining women deacons, women will continue to play a fundamental role in ministry in the Church in the region, religious sisters said.