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What Young Religious Hope to Hear From Youth Synod

By Mary Rezac/CNA | Tonia Borsellino knows she’s a part of the “1%” in the U.S. It doesn’t bother her. In fact, she seems proud. She’s actually Sister Tonia Borsellino. And as a newly veiled,...

Australian Youth to Synod: We Can’t Help Shape the Church Until the Church Forms Us

By Edward Pentin | Ambiguity and confusion over Catholic teaching is “neither charitable nor desired” by young people who instead want the Church to form them in the truth of Christ, a group of young Australians has told the...

What Did Jesuit Superior Mean When He Said Pope Is Not the ‘Chief’ of the Church?

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, superior general of the Jesuits, said in an interview Monday that Pope Francis consciously calls himself the Bishop of Rome,...

Pope Francis: To Hate Is to Kill in the Heart

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY — A person may not have killed someone, but if he is angry or has hate toward another person, it is like he has killed him or her in his heart, Pope Francis...

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Younan Discusses Synod’s Priorities

By Deborah Castellano Lubov | Despite the horrendous loss of the Catholic youth population in the Middle East, due to death, kidnapping and other persecution leading them to emigrate abroad, the...

World Mission Sunday and the Reform of the Church

By Fr. Roger Landry | Among the harmful consequences of the multidimensional clergy sexual abuse crisis is the way that it disfigures the face of the Church and impedes the Church’s mission. In the best of times, many Catholics...

Is It Morally Licit to Smoke Pot?

By E. Christian Brugger | Q. Pot smoking is legal in my state. I know pot is a bridge drug to other worse drugs. But I was wondering if occasionally smoking it is okay. My parish priest says there’s nothing wrong with it, so...

Exorcist and Catholics Respond to Curse Against Kavanaugh

By Patti Armstrong | Catholics and exorcists are responding to the news that a curse on the newest U.S. Supreme Court Justice is planned for Saturday Oct. 20 at Catland Books, a “metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop” in...

St. Hosea ― Illustrating the Forgiveness of God

By Theresa Doyle-Nelson | The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, son of Joash, king of Israel. ―Hosea 1:1 Hosea...

Catholics Around the World React to the Canonization

By Shaun McAfee | The canonization of the "seven in heaven" this weekend was incredible. I met a lot of great people all over the world, and they let me know their thoughts as well. But first, let me tell you what I...