For many who lost loved ones to COVID-19, this Day of the Dead will be a time of healing
(RNS) — As COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted U.S. Latinos, many will be celebrating the virus’ victims on Day of the Dead altars.
After Nice attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics call for peace with Muslims
Pope Francis on civil unions: Another step toward common ground with the LGBTQ movement
In 2020, ‘nonexistent’ Catholic vote will be crucial — again
(RNS) — It’s not who Catholics are or what they believe, but where they are and their enthusiasm for voting.
3 dead in attack at French church; country on high alert
PARIS (AP) — It was the third attack in two months in France that authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists.
55 years ago, a cardinal’s ‘special reverence’ for the Jews redeemed ‘Nostra Aetate’
(RNS) — The proclamation sparked a systematic effort by the Catholic Church to transform its past bitter relationships with Jews and Judaism.
Taco trucks and voter guides boost political profiles of faith communities at the margins
(RNS) — Civic engagement, said one activist, humanizes minority faith groups in the eyes of the rest of the electorate.
Three church coalitions in the Deep South partner to urge racial reconciliation — and justice
(RNS) — An Alabama pastor said groups already meeting in ‘notorious slave-trading cities in the past’ decided to encourage churches in other cities to take actions toward unity.
With rising COVID-19 cases inside the Vatican, pressure mounts for Francis to don a mask
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — ‘We are trying to convince him’ to wear a mask, said the Rev. Augusto Zampini, adjunct secretary of the Vatican Department for Promoting Integral Human Development and one of the coordinators of the Vatican COVID-19 commission.
Your dread of the 2020 election and coronavirus will end. What will you obsess about then?
(RNS) — We need to decide now if we are prepared to refuse the fear and politics that have divided us.
Barrett’s faith views go beyond even many pro-life Americans’ beliefs
(RNS) — Barrett’s Catholicism strictly follows the Magisterium’s teachings that are at odds with most Americans’ pragmatic philosophical leanings.
With 9 new electors, Pope Francis remakes the college of cardinals
(RNS) Over seven years, Pope Francis has gradually remade the college of cardinals, making it less European and more African and Asian.
Pope names 13 new cardinals, includes Washington DC Archbishop Gregory
(AP) — In the surprise announcement, made from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the churchmen would be elevated to a cardinal’s rank in a ceremony on Nov. 28.
Six things you need to know about Pope Francis and gay civil unions
(RNS) — Pope Francis’ comments about civil unions for same-sex partners in a new documentary have caused a stir. How to understand his positions.
Pope Francis’ support for civil unions is a call to justice — and nothing new
(THE CONVERSATION) — The pontiff hasn’t changed church teaching on marriage in indicating support for same-sex civil unions. Rather, he is reminding Catholics they should be concerned about justice for all.