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Pope Francis emphasizes importance of subsidiarity (Vatican Press Office)

On August 5, Pope Francis began a series of Wednesday general audiences on the theme of healing the world. During his September 23 audience (video), the Pope said that a “lack of respect of the principle of subsidiarity has spread like a virus.”

House passes Global Child Thrive Act (Catholic Relief Services)

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services lent their support to the bill in February and in August.

Irish monastery receives canonical visitation; founder resigns (National Catholic Reporter)

The visitors to Silverstream Priory said they were “very concerned about your current financial situation and the economic viability of the monastery”; the Irish bishops’ spokesman described the visitation as routine. According to the report, the founder, Prior Mark Daniel Kirby, has denied a sexual misconduct complaint made by a former monk and has resigned from his office for reasons of health. The visitation’s leader, Benedictine Abbot Brendan Coffey of Glenstal Abbey, is now the priory’s administrator.

Pontifical commission discusses impact of lockdowns (Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors)

Founded in 2014, the Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors concluded its 14th meeting on September 18. The commission “discussed the opportunities as well as the challenges presented by these evolving virtual and digital realities and the impact of lockdowns and quarantines particularly for minors and for people who have suffered abuse.”

2 Catholic women judges top short list as possible Supreme Court nominees (CNS)

The two are Amy Coney Barrett (7th Circuit Court Court of Appeals, Chicago) and Barbara Lagoa (11th Circuit Court Court of Appeals, Atlanta). In 2017, pro-lifers applauded Barrett’s confirmation; during the hearings, Senators Durbin and Feinstein criticized Barrett for her faith.

National shrine basilica celebrates 100th anniversary (Catholic Standard)

The foundation stone of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington was laid in 1920; the church was dedicated in 1959. Archbishop Wilton Gregory celebrated the centennial Mass (video).

Pelosi 'misspoke' about San Francisco Mass attendance, spokesman claims (CNA)

The Speaker of the House had said that she attended Mass in a San Francisco church despite a city health order.

Poll shows Biden with 53%-41% lead among Catholics (ETWN News)

The EWTN News/RealClear Opinion Research poll found that Trump led Biden by 61%-37% among those who attend Mass more than once a week. In addition, “while Hispanics who identify as Catholics overall support Biden by a margin of more than two to one (63% to 31%), among those who go to Mass at least weekly, more than four in 10 support Trump (43%), while Biden gets support from 54%.”

Judge killed by mafia 30 years ago is a candidate for sainthood (CNA)

Judge Rosario Livatino, 37, was brutally murdered in Sicily in 1990

Nigeria: 'We have been left to perish because of our faith' (Aid to the Church in Need)

Aid to the Church in Need interviews Father Sam Ebute, SMA, who recently buried 21 parishioners slain in an attack.