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Archbishop Sample leads rosary, exorcism to bring peace to Portland, Oregon.

Oct 20, 2020 News
Dakota Hulsey was diligently setting up tables in a downtown Portland restaurant Oct. 17. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw 225 people walking in procession behind the Eucharist on busy Northwest Everett Street. Hulsey paused for a moment, went to the window and gazed with folded hands, purple surgical gloves and all.

Pope repeats call to divert funds from military to fighting hunger

Oct 16, 2020 News
Repeating a call first made by St. Paul VI, Pope Francis urged a global move to divert money from national military spending and use it to "definitely defeat hunger."

Around world, people bear burden of climate change, says nuncio

Oct 15, 2020 News
Protecting "our common home for present and future generations is one of the most urgent demands of our time," Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, said Oct. 13.

Pandemic increases risks of human trafficking, exploitation, speakers say

Oct 14, 2020 News
While the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down or slowed most businesses, it does not appear to have put a dent in human trafficking, said Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

Swiss Guards are among new cases of COVID-19 at the Vatican

Oct 13, 2020 News
Four members of the Swiss Guard and three other residents of Vatican City State recently tested positive for COVID-19, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office.

Brooklyn bishop says new limits on congregation size ‘outrageous, unfair’

Oct 12, 2020 News
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new restrictions on houses of worship "outrageous," "unfair," "disrespectful" and an attack on religious freedom.

For Chiefs’ star kicker, his Catholic faith and family are his priority

Oct 9, 2020 News
Harrison Butker's impact on the football field is tremendous. As the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was a vital component to the team's victory in Super Bowl LIV.

Face masks deemed expression of faith that deepens safety precaution

Oct 7, 2020 News
When Father Brian S. Lewis walked into St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes to celebrate Mass on a recent fall Saturday evening, he was sporting a unique face mask.

True prayer leads to concrete acts of love, pope says

Oct 7, 2020 News
Prayer isn't about closing oneself in a room with God "to put makeup on your soul -- that's not prayer, that's fake praying; to pray is to face God and allow yourself to be sent by him to help a brother or sister," Pope Francis said.