Pope-Biden meeting seen as a chance to address shared global concerns
President Joe Biden's upcoming audience with Pope Francis presents an opportunity for the pontiff to inspire the U.S. leader to work more diligently to advance solutions on shared concerns such as climate change, COVID-19 vaccine distribution, stifling poverty and conflict in vulnerable countries, a Catholic Relief Services executive said.
Mothers of disappeared migrants plead in U.S. for help finding loved ones
A group of women looking for sons and daughters who were never heard from again after migrating to the U.S. traveled in mid- to late October throughout the country to plead for better immigration laws.
It takes a lot of faith to do science, Jesuit astronomer says
According to a self-described "fanatic" about science and "a bit of a nerd" for the Catholic Church, people should not ask this Jesuit astronomer why a scientist would believe in God.
Gregory: Rev. King’s legacy should inspire today’s fight against injustice
Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory said marking the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington Oct. 21 was an opportunity "to pause and reflect together at this place of tribute to the legacy of a great American."
Vatican formalizes process for approving liturgical translations
Four years after Pope Francis modified canon law to emphasize the responsibility of bishops' conferences for judging the accuracy and suitability of liturgical translations and adaptations, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments published an executive decree formalizing the new process.
Nigerian nuns whittle away at country’s 10.5 million kids out of school
On a quiet, breezy morning, Sister Dorothy Okoli stood amid schoolchildren ages 6-12 in a classroom, teaching them English. It is a class she says she enjoys teaching, having studied English and guidance and counseling at the university.
‘What is love?’ Pope, other elders share stories for Netflix
Pope Francis, Martin Scorsese, Jane Goodall and a group of less famous "over 70s" talk to young filmmakers about love in the first episode of a four-part documentary available worldwide on Netflix on Christmas Day.
Denver archbishop condemns anti-religious vandalism, prays for healing
Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila Oct. 20 condemned a rash of anti-religious vandalism of churches and other buildings in northern Colorado, and prayed "for an end to these attacks and that God's love will be known by anyone who feels compelled to commit these acts."
Dog is ‘visible guardian angel’ for blind Virginia priest
Father Mike Joly, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Yorktown, is having "a blast" with his new guide dog, Duffy.
Discontent with Biden administration grows among immigrant advocates
Immigrant advocates recently walked away from an online meeting with Biden administration officials to protest a move that will revive a Trump-era policy blocking people seeking asylum from entering the U.S.