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By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service While church doctrine must stay unchanged, an Australian archbishop expressed his hope that the Synod of Bishops will the lead the church to a genuine pastoral approach using a new language of mercy toward families, particularly those in difficult situations. Speaking at a

By Elise Harris CNA/EWTN News On Sunday Pope Francis canonized four new saints, whose greatest legacy he said was their tireless imitation of Jesus in humble service to others, which is something each of us are asked to emulate. “The men and women canonized today unfailingly served their brothers and

CNA/EWTN News After years of both direct and indirect remarks on the subject, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx issued his most direct statement yet in favor of offering Communion to the divorced-and-remarried. In an Oct. 14 address to his fellow bishops from around the world, gathered at the Synod in Rome, he said

By Patricia McGeever For The Catholic Telegraph Priests in poor parts of India, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Haiti and many other nations are able to say Mass and administer the sacraments thanks in part to the operation inside the basement of a Hamilton home. The common thread between the two is

Staff Report The major relics of St. Maria Goretti are on a “Pilgrimage of Mercy” to the United States, an effort on the part of the Holy See to prepare and catechize the U.S. for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that begins Dec. 8. The relics will stop near Cincinnati

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich told reporters that something his mother once said might give the Synod of Bishops a way to balance the need to affirm church teaching while reaching out to those who are struggling. The archbishop said Oct.

Staff Report Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr will speak at at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at The James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center in the Cintas Center at Xavier University, to mark the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate: The Declaration on Relations of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.

Staff Report And then there was one. Bishop Fenwick stands as the only unbeaten Catholic high school football team in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and its 7-0 record means the Falcons control their own destiny as far as the playoffs are concerned. Fenwick hosts 2-5 Roger Bacon tonight. Speaking of

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service Members of the Synod of Bishops trust the Holy Spirit and Pope Francis’ guidance in confronting issues facing today’s families, said Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan. “An atmosphere of fear does not exist because we believe in the Holy Spirit. We also believe

Staff Report This Sunday, Oct. 18, is World Mission Sunday. It is a day set aside by Pope Pius XI in 1926 for the Catholic Church to renew its commitment to being a missionary church. Today’s Throwback Thursday highlights an editorial cartoon on this very topic.