COVID-19’s wrath among factors spurring migrants to U.S.-Mexico border

A recent surge of Haitian migrants near the U.S. border with Mexico may be a harbinger of the changing face of migration to the U.S.

Nearly 12,200 praying for Pelosi to have ‘change of heart’ on abortion

Close to 12,200 people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco have joined the "Rose and Rosary for Nancy" campaign launched by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to urge prayers for a "change of heart" for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on abortion.

Pope plans day of listening, prayer with the poor in Assisi

Pope Francis will prepare for his celebration of the World Day of the Poor by spending time listening to and praying with 500 poor people from across Europe, who will be gathered in Assisi in November, the Vatican said.

Vatican publishes regulations for official promoters of sainthood causes

To avoid any appearance of impropriety or undue influence, a cardinal or bishop who is a member of the Congregation for Saints' Causes and anyone officially appointed as a consultant to the congregation cannot serve as the postulator or official promoter of a candidate's cause for sainthood.

Rwandan church continues efforts at reconciliation, regaining trust

As she sold dried fish from her stand at the Kimironko market in Kigali, Rwanda, Therese Mukabunane narrated how hundreds of desperate residents in her hometown of Gikongoro died at the hands of priests and nuns during the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered by Hutu extremists.

Judge rules group can hold its rally during bishops’ assembly in Baltimore

U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander ruled late Oct. 12 that the Michigan-based St. Michael's Media, also known as Church Militant, can have the Nov. 16 rally it wants to hold in a city-owned waterfront pavilion near the hotel where the U.S. bishops' will meet Nov. 15-18.

Broglio: Military members should be allowed religious exemption on vaccine

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said Oct. 12 that "no one should be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it would violate the sanctity of his or her conscience."

Prominent Anglican bishop who served in U.S. received into Catholic Church

A prominent Anglican bishop has joined the Catholic Church and will be ordained as a priest at the end of October.

President Biden and Pope Francis scheduled to meet Oct. 29

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will have an audience with Pope Francis Oct. 29, the day before the G20 Leaders' Summit starts in Rome, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Oct. 14.

Job creation strengthens dignity in a way subsidies can’t, pope says

While government subsidies are necessary sometimes to help a family survive, job creation is what will help them thrive, Pope Francis said.