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Election and McCarrick Report by Robert Moynihan, Ph.D.


New Cardinals for 2020: On November 28, 13 new cardinals will be created by Catholic News Agency (CNA)


VATICAN/New finance head: “I link money to mission”; cases of Becciu and Pell by Christina Deardurff 

LEBANON/Patriarch Bechara Rai proposes a “neutral Lebanon” by Giuseppe Rusconi 

ITALY/Pope urges faithful to rediscover Dante’s Divine Comedy by Catholic News Agency (CNA)


NEW ENCYCLICAL/Fratelli tutti: An encyclical that seems to “break the mold”

Interpreting Pope Francis’ Newest Encyclical on “Social Friendship” by ITV Staff

Commentary by Michael Pakuluk of The Catholic Thing

Commentary by Fr. Raymond J. De Souza of the National Catholic Register

Commentary by Fr. Bernardo Cervellera of

Commentary by the Editorial Staff of the National Catholic Reporter

Commentary by Italian Vaticanist Sandro Magister of Settimo Cielo

“What if Jesus Were Nothing But a Man?” by Prof. Salvatore Natoli, one of the leading philosophers in Italy today

“Bergoglio’s Reform Was Written Before . . . By Martin Luther” by Roberto Pertici


INTERVIEW/”By their fruits ye shall know them”: Fr. Murr on Vatican secrets by Kevin J. Symonds, M.A.

EDUCATION/College and the crisis of faith by President Christopher Ice of Ave Maria University in Florida

BOOK/Who will become the next Pope? A new book by Edward Pentin Interviewed by Dr. Jan Bentz 

SCRIPTURE/”I know that my redeemer liveth” by Prof. Anthony Esolen, Magdalen College, New Hampshire, USA 

INTERVIEW/A new institute at the Angelicum, led by Fr. Michal Paluch, O.P. by Dr. Jan Bentz 


Icon/Samuel anoints David by Robert Wiesner

East-West Watch/Why different calendars? by Peter Anderson

News from the East/Catholics in Russia, an underwater church in Turkey. . . by Becky Derks 


LATIN/”He made his heart a library of Christ”: Pope Francis on St. Jerome by John Byron Kuhner, Paideia Institute, Rome

Art/Celebrating St. Francis, October 4, 2020 in Assisi by Lucy Gordan 

BOOK/Selection from Lord of the World (originally published in 1907) by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson 

Vatican Watch/A day-by-day chronicle of Vatican events: September and October by Becky Derks

People/Physicist Fabiola Gianotti; Bishop Eric Varden (Norway); Sr. Clare Crockett by Becky Derks

Food for Thought/Oscar Farinetti, Eataly and Serend!pity by Mother Martha