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A 25-year-old Church: the challenges of mission in Mongolia (Omnis Terra)

3 hours 30 min ago
1,300 Mongolians have been baptized in the last 25 years, and the 1st native-born priest was ordained last year.

Appeals court: cross on Maryland highway median violates Constitution (AP)

3 hours 30 min ago
The 92-year-old cross honors those who died in World War I.

Vatican newspaper tribute to Bishop Hu Xiande (L'Osservatore Romano)

4 hours 30 min ago
The Chinese prelate, who died on 9/25, “suffered greatly for the Church during his lifetime, and despite the trials, he persevered in the faith and in fidelity to the Pope” (p. 2). Click here for an AsiaNews profile of the bishop.

Florida layman has put up hundreds of pro-life billboards (National Catholic Register)

4 hours 30 min ago
Ed Daccarett is responsible for over 1,000 pro-life ads, including 300 billboards, nearly 600 bus ads, and nearly 150 ads on taxis and train platforms.

109 Claretian martyrs beatified in Barcelona (Claretian Missionaries)

4 hours 30 min ago
Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the 10/21 beatification Mass in Sagrada Família Basilica. The 109 martyrs were slain during the Spanish Civil War.

Leading Russian Orthodox official: Europe without Christ is 'destined to annihilation' (National Catholic Register)

4 hours 30 min ago
“I think the immigration policy of most countries of the EU is very shortsighted and in the long run it may bring disastrous results for European identity,” Metropolitan Hilarion said in an interview. “I also believe Europe, which denies its own Christian identity and Christian roots, will be destined to annihilation.”

Vatican diplomat's statement on 'safe, orderly, and regular migration' (L'Osservatore Romano)

4 hours 31 min ago
“Indubitably, every state has the sovereign right and responsibility to regulate the movement of people and should do so with a clear system of migration laws,” Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic said at a UN meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Nonetheless, “states should avoid the criminalization of irregular migrants” (p. 7).

Pope Francis declares October 2019 to be 'extraordinary missionary month' (Vatican Press Office)

5 hours 30 min ago
Scroll down for an English translation of the Pope’s letter. Recalling that 2019 is the 100th anniversary of Maximum Illud, Pope Benedict XV’s apostolic letter on the propagation of the faith, Pope Francis called for a renewed missionary commitment in the Church.

Help the disabled encounter Christ, Pope tells catechists (Vatican Press Office)

5 hours 30 min ago
Pope Francis made his remarks to participants in a conference on catechesis and persons with disabilities. The Pope also decried “the eugenic tendency to suppress unborn children when they are shown to have some form of imperfection.”

Pope addresses Brazilian seminarians (Vatican Press Office)

5 hours 30 min ago
Recalling the 300th anniversary of the finding of the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, the Pope commented on the spiritual, academic, human, and pastoral dimensions of the priesthood. He also said that amid corruption scandals in civil society, “Brazil needs her priests to be a sign of hope.”

Resignations and appointments (10/21) (Vatican Press Office)

5 hours 30 min ago
The Pope appointed a member and a consultor of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and an office head of the Vatican Apostolic Library.

Papal book on the Our Father to be published in November (SIR)

10/20/2017 - 6:10am
The book consists of a conversation between Pope Francis and Father Marco Pozza, an Italian theologian and prison chaplain. The head of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication announced that a 9-part TV series related to the book will be broadcast beginning 10/25.