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Miscarriage retreat brings healing to mothers who lost unborn babies

Christine Kellett-Hunt lost seven babies to miscarriages — and her brother, Peter, whom she called “Petey,” died when he was 6. So, whenever she envisions heaven, she pictures Petey “leading all these little babies to me.”

Are we living in a new Apostolic Era?

What difference would it make if we were living in a new Apostolic Era? What if the Christendom era really is over, and we have entered a new phase of humanity? For Christians, we may meet these questions with little curiosity because we are so busy with our everyday lives that we have no time to ponder such things. And yet, our responses will make all the difference.

Supreme Court likely to reinstate death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

Just two days after this year's Boston Marathon, the Supreme Court revisited the bombing at the 2013 race that killed three people and injured hundreds.

Forced to flee Afghanistan, Catholic mission waits to start a ‘new page’

Evacuated in August as the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, the head of the now-interrupted Catholic mission said this is a time of "advent," waiting for God to reveal how the church can be present in the country again.

Recognizing miracle, pope clears way for beatification of John Paul I

Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, clearing the way for his beatification.

Exorcism and the healing power of Christ

Q) What is exorcism? Does it still happen?

Bishop praises Biden administration efforts on refugee admissions

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration Oct. 11 praised a plan by President Joe Biden to raise the refugee cap to 125,000 for fiscal year 2022.

Vatican offers free e-book for family rosary

The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life and the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network have a gift for families for the month of October, which is traditionally dedicated to the rosary.

Pilgrims flock to beatified teen’s tomb in Assisi ahead of feast day

Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the 15-year-old Italian teenager whose use of technology to spread devotion to the Eucharist prompted Pope Francis to hail him as a role model for young people today.

Archbishop Hebda invites Catholics to Oct. 17 Mass to pray for local, Vatican synods

While Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are engaged in an Archdiocesan Synod, with Synod Small Groups currently underway, the archdiocese is also beginning its involvement in preparations for a Vatican synod, scheduled for 2023.