Happy feast of All Saints!
This morning at Mass, Pope Francis said that saints aren't "superheroes,"
but they are like "each one of us," and we are all called to holiness.
Want to be a saint? Here's how.
To prepare for next October's extraordinary synod on pastoral care of the family, the Vatican sent a letter to bishops' conferences
asking that they fill out a survey on how parishioners view issues like contraception and same-sex marriage.
The USCCB announced that the upcoming bishops' conference would be broadcast via satellie, live streamed on usccb.org and, of course, live tweeted on Twitter.
A sold out viewing of the documentary "Girl Rising" was held recently in Arlington, Va. — and the film inspired a service project between a local parish and a school in Ghana.
Deacon Greg Kandra has the update on popular blogger Thomas Peters
, who has made great progress in recovery since his summer accident.
There's been a lot of talk lately about pastoral ministry to divorced and remarried Catholics — and the OSV editorial board says the need for what the pope calls "profound pastoral care" is undeniable.
Over at Religion News Service, David Gibson highlights three options
that the upcoming synod might consider.
And at UC Irvine, students are trying "speedfaithing."
Have a blessed holy day, and a wonderful weekend!
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly.