Three new dioceses carved out of Archdiocese of Mexico

What remains of the old Archdiocese of Mexico will contain the metropolitan cathedral and Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Population will shrink by 3.6 million.

Nazareth House insider: What the young seminarian trailblazers can expect

Five young men are the first seminarians in the Diocese of Phoenix’s 50-year history to begin seminary life within diocesan boundaries.

Sant’Egidio Community taught Cardinal-designate Zuppi how to minister

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Matteo Zuppi will join a 400-year-long list of archbishops of Bologna who also were cardinals, but his appointment to the College of Cardinals has more to do with his style of ministry than his job title.

Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to Catholic faith

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Acknowledging evidence that “for several generations” the Catholic Church has not sufficiently taught its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky has called for all ministries of the Diocese of Peoria to be “intentionally centered” on the Real Presence in the holy Eucharist.

After faith leaders’ border visit, the resolve to help migrants grows

The journey leading up to the Sept. 29 World Day of Migrants and Refugees set a stark tone, detailing the lack of welcome, the closed doors many of the 70 million displaced people around the world are experiencing.

Being elected pope doesn’t wash away one’s sins, pope says

ROME (CNS) — While his responsibilities are greater and his prayer list longer, Pope Francis said he’s basically the same person he was before he was elected in 2013, so he still goes to Confession every two weeks.

Guatemalan cardinal-designate known for social justice work, speaking out

GUATEMALA CITY (CNS) — Despite his work in peripheral dioceses, Cardinal-designate Alvaro Ramazzini Imeri of Huehuetenango has been heard throughout the country.

Catholics’ generosity leads to $10.2 million in grants for local charities, parishes

Every year, Catholics are asked to prayerfully consider how much they will pledge in service to others, acting as the heart and hands of Jesus Christ.

U.S. Cardinal William Levada, former doctrinal head, dies in Rome

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation and retired archbishop of San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, died Sept. 26 in Rome. He was 83.

New Lithuanian cardinal, ‘strong internally,’ spent time in Soviet prison

WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Lithuania’s new cardinal, a veteran of Soviet prisons and labor camps, counts on not being assigned “specific duties” following his elevation so he can continue serving his local Church.