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Diocese moving from prayer to action in wake of Hurricane Michael

By Catholic News Service PENSACOLA, Fla. (CNS) — In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which left 13 known dead and more than 1 million without power two days after it ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm,…


Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as Washington archbishop

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. When the pope’s decision was announced Oct. 12, the Archdiocese of Washington released a letter from Pope Francis to the cardinal,…



Brewers chaplain finds joy in connecting his love of priesthood, sports

By Maryangela Roman Catholic News Service MILWAUKEE (CNS) — Champagne corks popped in the visiting clubhouse Oct. 7 as the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated their sweep of the Colorado Rockies, advancing to the National League Championship Series. Back home in Wisconsin, an extended member of the Brewers’ family was celebrating, too….



Catholic, grass-roots groups work with survivors after Haitian quake

By Catholic News Service PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CNS) — As Haitian authorities confirmed the toll from the Oct. 6 earthquake at 17 dead and 333 injured, Caritas and other grass-roots organizations working with the victims highlighted the critical humanitarian situation facing survivors, who now lack shelter. More than 7,700 families are…


Florida dioceses offer prayers for those in hurricane’s path

By Catholic News Service PANAMA CITY, Fla. (CNS) — With EMS service suspended in some parts of Florida as Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10 in the state’s panhandle area with sustained winds clocked at 155 mph, at least least two dioceses offered prayers for those in the Category 4…


Some married men would answer a call to priesthood, bishop says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Speaking to the Synod of Bishops on behalf of Belgium’s bishops’ conference, a bishop said he was sure some young married men would become priests if they were asked. The vocations of Christian marriage and “celibacy for the kingdom” of…


Vocation not limited to religious life, youth minister tells synod

By Anne Condodina Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Discovering and following one’s vocation is about the choices one makes each day, a young observer told the Synod of Bishops. “Vocation and its discernment is not limited to religious life or to marriage. It is an everyday process that…


New saints shared a close friendship, professor says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero crossed paths on their road to sainthood and formed a personal friendship that strengthened each other’s resolve in the face of growing challenges, an Italian professor said. According to Roberto Morozzo della Rocca, a…