Catholic headlines for September 4, 2015

Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 2. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today.


Pope to celebrate ‘simple weekday Mass’ for 20,000 at Madison Square Garden


And you could be there! The Diocese of Syracuse is giving subscribers of the Catholic Sun an exclusive opportunity to win tickets to the Mass. Click here for details and to enter.


Have you seen the new Pew Research Center survey on American Catholics’ views on family life, sexuality and Catholic identity? Religion News Service takes a look here.


Church agencies highlight growing urgency of Europe’s refugee crisis

Catholic aid agencies have urged Europeans not to turn against migrants seeking refuge from Syria and other countries, in what media reports describe as the continent’s greatest refugee movement since World War II.


More on the pope’s eyewear: Pope visits optician in Rome’s shopping district, catches crowd’s eye


And don’t forget to tune in to ABC’s New’s 20/20 tonight at 10 p.m. EST to watch Syracuse’s own David Muir host a virtual town hall with Pope Francis. Have your tissues ready! See a preview here.


Enjoy your Labor Day weekend, and see you back here Tuesday for the day’s headlines. In the meantime, visit for the latest local, national, and international Catholic news, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.




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