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Reform groups call on Catholic church 'to stand against violence' toward LGBT people

A statement regarding LGBT rights in the church came from Catholic reform groups that gathered Oct. 17-20 in Chicago to dialogue about current church issues.


White Catholic women dump Trump

New poll: Only 38 percent of white Catholic women support Donald Trump for president. Almost half are supporting Hillary Clinton.



Pope Francis the manager: surprising, secretive, shrewd

Fr. Ernest Simoni, a 88-year-old Albanian, was watching Pope Francis on television this month when, to his astonishment, he heard the pontiff mention his name.

Francis announced that the simple, white-...


Catholic charity in India says it will recruit transgender people to fight bias

Indian branch of Catholic social welfare organization: "Caritas is open to work with transgender people. I am even open to recruiting them," the Rev. Frederick D’Souza, executive director of...

San Diego diocese gets ready for synod on family life

"Tremendous synergy" has been created by the concerns, insights, and hopes shared by nearly 2,000 participants in recent listening sessions and working group ahead of the diocesan synod Oct. 28-29.


Sisters in Africa discuss efforts to protect environment, address climate change

Global Sisters Report Preview: Four sisters in Africa speak about how their congregations are discovering ways to adapt to the new need for being green.


St. Joseph sisters help immigrants get a start on life in America

The Field Hospital: Welcome Center in Philadelphia teaches newcomers English, guides them through the byzantine naturalization process, and forms 'a real community.'


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In This Issue

October 21-November 3, 2016

  • Reformation's anniversary brings commemorations, reconsiderations
  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
  • Special Section [Print Only]: SAINTS