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Monday, October 2, 2023

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Most Sensitive Issues on the Table


‘Not much new’ will come out of this year’s synod

‘Not much new’ will come out of this year’s synod, Vatican’s doctrine chief predicts

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández predicts that “those who expect big changes” to come out of this month’s Synod of Bishops will be “disappointed.”
Cardinals send ‘dubia’ to Pope Francis ahead of Synod on Synodality

The cardinals said they submitted five questions, called a “dubia,” on Aug. 21 requesting clarity on several topics.
Thousands join Dominicans in Washington, DC, for rosary pilgrimage

The Sept. 30 Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage included talks by Dominican priests, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confession, and a vigil Mass.
Pope Francis to hold meeting with children at the Vatican on Nov. 6

The theme of the event in the Paul VI Audience Hall will be “Let us learn from boys and girls.” 
Meet Julia Oseka: The 22-year-old U.S. voting delegate at the Synod on Synodality

The junior at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, who is majoring in physics and theology, said her participation is “very humbling.”

Newsom Appoints Labor Leader Laphonza Butler to U.S. Senate


Pope announces meeting with children from around the world


Homeschooling was a poor insurance policy for her children’s faith

Several churches are leaving the Christian and Missionary Alliance over women in ministry.

Christians are mourning as 85,000 flee their Armenian homeland.

After she served in India for 55 years and cared for over 1,000 children, missionary Amy Carmichael’s legacy burns brightly.

A mom shares how useful homeschooling was for her family, but says that it was a poor insurance policy for her children’s faith, and that every schooling method has its shortfalls.

Women’s voices and votes loom large

Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, facing possible slew of abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy*
The Washington Post: The move blocks lawsuits allowed under a new state law that takes effect Sunday. Child sexual abuse survivors seeking damages will now have to file a claim through the bankruptcy case.
The Associated Press:
Baltimore Archdiocese files for bankruptcy before law on abuse lawsuits takes effect
Women’s voices and votes loom large as pope is set to open a Vatican meeting on church’s future
The Associated Press: A few years ago, Pope Francis told the head of the main Vatican-backed Catholic women’s organization to be “brave” in pushing for change for women in the Catholic Church.
Anger grows over Ukraine’s largest Orthodox church, aligned with Moscow despite war
NPR: Government officials effectively banished clergy loyal to the Moscow patriarch from the most sacred parts of a nearby gold-domed monastery complex called the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.
In an Israeli oasis, a model for peace, if messy and imperfect*
The New York Times: In a small village, Jews and Arabs have chosen to live side by side, share power and imagine a more hopeful future. But even here, the agonies of the conflict can’t be escaped entirely.
The largest Hindu temple on American soil will soon open its doors
Religion News Service: On Oct. 8, the temple will be open in a limited capacity following 12 years of labor from over 12,000 volunteers.