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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Are Halloween ‘hell houses’ a good way to save souls?

Italian cardinal leads Vespers at Pantheon for Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage

The head of the Italian bishops' conference, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, presided over Vespers on Friday for an annual Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage in Rome.
Are Halloween ‘hell houses’ a good way to save souls?

Popular among evangelical Protestant churches in the South, these “judgment houses” typically stage dramatic representations depicting what happens after people die, leaving visitors to ponder whether they are headed for heaven or hell, and presumably, to act accordingly.
Four ideas to celebrate ‘Holywins’ with your family on the eve of All Saints

The celebration of “Holywins” is an initiative that originated in Paris in 2002 with the aim of celebrating the eve of All Saints on Oct. 31 in a Christian way
Christmas 2022: Vatican to display hand-carved wooden nativity scene

A second nativity scene, which will be displayed in the Paul VI Hall, was donated by the government of Guatemala.
Dozens of Catholic villagers reportedly killed in Central Nigeria raid

The state police commissioner says no more than 10 people were slain, but a county official claims more than 70 bodies have been recovered.
Ohio senate race: What Catholics should know about J.D. Vance, Tim Ryan

Voters in Ohio will decide between two candidates — both Catholic — running for U.S. Senate this November. 
The beautiful story behind the red dress many women wore to a martyr’s beatification Mass

Earlier this week a large number of women surprised the world by wearing a red dress with white polka dots at the beatification Mass of the “heroine of chastity.”
Pope Francis highlights the courage of Argentine dwarf soccer players

On Wednesday morning Pope Francis received the dwarf Argentine soccer team in an audience, encouraging them to continue with courage and to be themselves.

New Orleans priest arrested again on sexual abuse of minor charge

Father Patrick Wattigny, 55, was originally arrested in October 2020 and entered a plea of not guilty to molestation of a juvenile that allegedly occurred in 2013.
DC Catholic community searches and prays for missing student

Taylor Hackel, 24, a graduate student at a Catholic institution in Washington, D.C., was reported missing Wednesday.
This American exorcist started a TikTok channel to help souls navigate ‘dangerous territory’

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti started a TikTok channel last month after noticing the social media platform was introducing kids to something other than harmless videos.
Report details decades of alleged clergy sex abuse in Michigan diocese

The Michigan attorney general’s report, which does not make a judgment on which allegations are credible, names 44 priests from the Diocese of Marquette accused of sexual misconduct since the 1940s.
Synod on Synodality: Vatican reveals framework for next stage of discussions

The Vatican revealed on Thursday the outline that will guide the next stage of discussions in the Synod on Synodality.
Synodality text calling for ‘radical inclusion’ praised at Vatican event

The Holy Spirit is at work in the latest document of the Synod on Synodality, presenters said Thursday at a press conference.
What does the synod document say about ordination of women, LGBTQ issues, and the liturgy?

At the heart of the synodal process is “a Church capable of radical inclusion,” according to a key document released by the Vatican on Thursday to guide the Synod on Synodality.

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