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Inspired by Gospel, Christians need to be active in society, pope says

The mission of the church and of all Christians is to proclaim and live the Gospel in daily life, Pope Francis said.

Pope accepts resignation of bishop accused of failing to act on abuse

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Polish bishop accused of negligence after a documentary claimed he repeatedly transferred a priest accused of sexually abusing children.

Clergy shortage grows to more than 3k Catholics for every priest, Vatican data shows

Catholic missions are struggling amid dwindling vocations and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released Oct. 18 by the Vatican ahead of the World Mission Day.

Pope needs transparency, zero tolerance to end Vatican's financial corruption

Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis' reputation before history as a reformer will depend on his ability to confront this latest scandal, and use it to uproot the corruption that made it possible.

Survivor group demands Vatican investigation of New Orleans archdiocese

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP, wrote a letter to Pope Francis calling for the removal of New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond in light of new information about clergy sex abuse cases.

As election nears, Black and Latinx Catholics work for political inclusion

While media focus on white Catholics in swing states, Black and Latinx Catholics are asserting their own political voice amid protests for racial justice and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Catholics cannot forget workers' rights when voting

Commentary: Trump has assaulted workers' rights to life, limb and livelihood throughout his presidency. This should matter to Catholic voters, who have an obligation to consider a candidate's respect for the dignity of workers.

Treasures of the heart

Pencil Preaching for Monday, October 19, 2020

Whose image?

Pencil Preaching for Sunday, October 18, 2020

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: No one answer

Scripture for Life: Every 12 years, liturgical and civic calendars coincide to give us these readings in the weeks before a presidential election. These Scriptures encourage us to consider church and state.