• Synod members ‘share the journey’ with migrants, refugees
    ROME — Honduran Bishop Jose Antonio Canales of Danli said that, given what is going on in his country and throughout Central America, he had to walk in the “Share the Journey” campaign of Caritas Internationalis. The 1.5-mile walk Caritas organized Oct. 21 from Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood to the Vatican ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Cindy Wooden
  • Cardinal Rivera’s home attacked in Mexico City, security guard killed
    MEXICO CITY — An auxiliary police officer was shot dead at the Mexico City home of Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera in what authorities described as an unsuccessful attempt at robbing the retired churchman. The gunmen arrived at the cardinal’s home in southern Mexico City Oct. 21 at around 3 p.m., ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy David Agren
  • Cartoonist’s comics lighthearted but aim to provoke thought about faith
    MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minnesota — Comics show eternity and everyday life from an angelic perspective. We’re not privy to what our guardian angels say about us, but artist Louis Hall, 54, enjoys imagining their conversations and antics in the comics about life, faith and eternity he creates primarily for young people. ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Dave Hrbacek
  • U.S. cardinal: Abuse crisis discussed at synod, will top bishops’ agenda
    ROME — While the clerical sexual abuse crisis did not dominate discussions at the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said it was discussed, and everyone in the room clearly believed the crisis has to be dealt with. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Cindy Wooden
  • Religion-reporting do’s and don’ts unveiled for U.S. TV, radio stations
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — For those who have lamented the cursory, superficial and too-often incorrect reporting of religion on television and radio, help is on the way. The National Association of Broadcasters has issued a “Reporting on Religion Toolkit” to aid local broadcast stations in how to get the story right. ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Mark Pattison
  • Indian priest, witness against bishop accused of rape, found dead
    JALANDHAR, India — A Catholic priest considered a prime witness against an Indian bishop accused of rape has been found dead, with his family suspecting foul play. However, local medical staff said he had a series of health problems. Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, 67, was found dead inside his room in ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Catholic News Service
  • God’s love ‘real, profound’ and can change your life, speaker tells youth
    CARROLL, Iowa — Keynote speakers at an annual Rekindle event for teens in the Diocese of Sioux City emphasized God’s love to those in attendance, something that seems to be lost on today’s young people. “That’s because they spend their day in search of constant validation,” said recording artist Noelle ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Joanne Fox
  • Chile survivors win lawsuit accusing 2 cardinals of cover-up
    ROME – In a decision being hailed as historic, three Chilean survivors of the country’s most infamous pedophile priest reportedly have won a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Santiago, meaning a judge has found two Catholic cardinals guilty of covering up for Fernando Karadima. The court’s decision hasn’t yet been ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Inés San Martín
  • Irish primate says Viganò ‘hijacked’ World Meeting of Families
    ROME — While Ireland has long enjoyed a privileged place on the global Catholic map, the past few months have been particularly demanding for Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh —largely due to the fact that the successor of Saint Patrick has been spending a lot of time with the successor ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Crux Staff
  • Church happy with results of ‘jobs summit’ in South Africa
    YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Bishops in South Africa say they are “happy” with the results of a jobs summit called by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this month. Despite the growth of 206,000 new jobs during the second quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate in the country – which has Africa’s most ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Crux Staff
  • In election shaped by fake news, Brazil’s bishops are divided
    ROME – As fake news and WhatsApp messages influence Brazilian elections this year, the population is divided, including Catholics and their bishops, while the campaign itself is being shaped largely by religious voters. One week before a run-off election on October 28, Brazilians are split between two presidential candidates: the ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Filipe Domingues
  • Ex-priest in new report jailed on new charges in San Jose
    SAN JOSE, California — One of 15 former priests found to have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children within a Northern California diocese is facing new allegations of molesting girls. Ninety-year-old Hernan Toro is currently jailed on accusations of molesting two girls between 2011 and 2015, the San Francisco ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Associated Press
  • Christ’s throne is the cross, Pope Francis says
    VATICAN CITY – The throne of Jesus Christ is the cross upon which he gave his life for the world, and those who wish to follow him must be prepared to sacrifice everything, Pope Francis said Sunday. “The message of the Teacher is clear: while the great of the earth ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Hannah Brockhaus
  • Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence
    KIEV, Ukraine — The rough-looking young men brought clubs and brass knuckles to the Pechersk Monastery in Kiev, one of Orthodox Christianity’s most important pilgrimage sites, apparently seeking to disrupt worship. Police spread-eagled them against a wall decorated in faded centuries-old frescos of solemn saints, then hauled them away. On ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy Associated Press
  • Synod stirred by tales of contemporary anti-Christian persecution
    ROME – Virtually everyone taking part in the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on young people has said that the presence of more than 30 young delegates inside the hall has altered the chemistry – it’s looser, more informal, more pumped-up, and above all, more raucous. The young people, participants ... read more
    Source: Catholic Pulse CommentaryBy John L. Allen Jr.