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U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a "referendum" on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people there, U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston said.

Typhoon Hagibis aftermath unlikely to affect Pope Francis’ November plans

Search-and-rescue operations continued after the storm caused flooding and landslides throughout the country, leaving at least 19 people still missing as of Oct. 15.

Neumann U receives $1.4 million bequest from husband of late professor

When Janet Farahmand taught nursing students, she often met with them in the Neumann library. Now her husband Ahmad has donated their entire estate to the library, and to two nursing scholarships.

Augustinians name layman new director of St. Rita Shrine

Jonathan Jerome, a longtime university campus minister, becomes just the second lay leader of the shrine in South Philadelphia that is run under the auspices of the Augustinian friars.

Multi-parish effort welcomes evangelist’s multi-generational message

Chris Stefanick spoke to 700 people of every age Oct. 10 at Archbishop Carroll H.S. about applying the Gospel to everyday life. St. Margaret Parish, Narberth, and nine other parishes teamed up to present it.

Different clicks, same prayer: Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary

The Click to Pray eRosary is both a free app for Apple and Android and an actual high-tech rosary bracelet that connects to a smartphone using Bluetooth.

Caritas works to help Syrians displaced by Turkish bombings

Church bells have been ringing in Qamishli and elsewhere in northeastern Syria, signaling the alarm to Christians and others of the ongoing Turkish military operation that is having a devastating humanitarian impact on civilians.

School lunch program is nutritious, delicious — and blessed

St. Martha School in Philadelphia joined more than 100 area sites in kicking off National School Lunch Week Oct. 14. Nutritional Development Services serves some 17,000 noontime meals each day in the archdiocese.

El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, released a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Glenmary releases list of credible claims, hopes it helps bring ‘healing’

Father Dan Dorsey, president of the Glenmary Home Missioners, said the religious community of priests and brothers "has become painfully aware that in the past we have failed to protect minors and vulnerable adults."