Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.


Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.

Bishops from New England converse Pope Francis in the papal library

USCCB fall assembly November 11-14 in Baltimore,

Pope Francis meera with about Jesuits in Rome celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Jesuits' Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat. The Ohio Senate passed the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, or S.B. 208, with a 24-9 vote on November 6th…….The bill would require a child born alive following an abortion receives the same medical care accorded any newborn at the same gestational age.


Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.


Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.

Pope Francis met with military chaplains who were in Rome for a conference focused on the theme, "The loss of personal freedom in the context of armed conflicts: The mission of the military chaplain." In a letter regarding retired Bishop Michael Bransfield, new Bishop Mark Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston told Catholics in the statewide diocese that he was working to have his predecessor "make amends for harm he caused during his tenure" as was mandated by Pope Francis. In a conciliatory gesture, military bishops from Great Britain and Argentina exchanged statues of the Virgin Mary in St. Peter’s Square 37 years after the Falklands War. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is introducing the “Civilize It” campaign at parishes around the country. It stresses that respectful dialogue   can occur among people with differing political views. The Vatican has announced a decree from Pope Francis to add the Dec. 10 feast of Our Lady of Loreto to all calendars and liturgical books for the celebration of the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.


Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.


Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.


Kevin Nelson reports Catholic today's news.


Kevin Nelson reports Catholic today's news.


Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.

  • Exhibit highlights Saint John Henry Newman's trips to Rome

  • Archbishop Joseph Marino named  president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy by Pope Francis

  • Icon of Our Lady of Sorrows, Consoler of the Syrian People, blessed by the pope being sent to Syria's 34 dioceses

  • National Vocation Awareness Week, November 3 -9

  • Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education sponsoring Christmas concert with proceeds going to help protect the Amazon and its indigenous communities



Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.


Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.


Kevin Nelson reports on the day's Catholic news.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends symposium at the Vatican focusing on promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human trafficking

Bishop of Dallas Edward Burns lauds 18-year-old who forgave the Dallas police officer who shot and killed his brother

Pope Francis is preparing, along with the Vatican staff, for his upcoming visit to Thailand and Japan in November…..The Vatican released the itinerary for the visit which will begin in Bangkok. Pope Francis after a meeting with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, signed decrees recognizing the miracle needed for the beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wy-szyn-ski, a mentor and friend of St. John Paul II.



  • Bishop Oscar Cantu, the chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, called for diplomacy and political engagement to resolve the differences between the U.S. and North Korea and avoid military conflict.
  • Catholic Relief Services has just released a film focusing on the need to do away with orphanages around the world.
  • At the end of July, Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri signed Senate Bill 5, which some say could be the strongest pro-life legislation passed in many years.
  • In honor of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Holy See, a unique theater show was brought to the Vatican.
  • Father David Hammond, a Navy chaplain who holds the rank of lieutenant, offered a Mass and prayers Aug. 6 for victims, survivors, and families of a Marine aircraft crash off the coast of Australia that killed three.