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This Week’s Catholic Current: 21 New Cardinals, Laudate Deum, Carlo Acutis, and the Synod

Catholic Current – This Week’s Catholic Current: 21 New Cardinals, Laudate Deum, Carlo Acutis, and the Synod

Pope Francis told the church's 21 new cardinals, including one born in the United States, that the key to evangelizing is to "cherish in our hearts the wonder and gratitude" of having heard the Gospel message and of knowing that they, like all Christians, still must grow in faith. Read the CNS story: Creating cardinals from 16 nations, pope asks them to join church 'symphony'. Watch the CNS video ”Cardinals for a Synodal Church”, an interview with Cardinal Prevost, and an interview with Cardinal Pierre.

In Pope Francis' new document on the climate crisis, he urges everyone to "move beyond the mentality of appearing to be concerned" and to have "the courage needed to produce substantial changes." Catholic Current speaks with Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak, Chair of the Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee, about environmental concerns. Learn more about the USCCB’s work to promote care for our common home at Read the CNS Story: Pope, in document on climate crisis, criticizes science 'deniers.'  Read Laudate Deum.

Catholic Current speaks with Antonia Salzano Acutis, mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis who is patron of the National Eucharistic Revival. Learn about Eucharistic Miracles of the World – an initiative led by Carlo Acutis as a teenager.

Pope Francis opened the assembly of the Synod of Bishops on October 4th, 2023, with a Mass in St. Peter's Square. Read the CNS story: Pope addresses fears around synod: 'Not a political gathering'.  Watch videos from CNS Rome: Pope: The church has stopped to listen and Pope: Trust God, don't fear the synod. Learn more about the synod at and visit for the latest news on the Synod.

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