Brazilian bishop: Lack of holiness among clerics an obstacle to vocations

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — A bishop in Brazil who is a member of the Amazon synod said Wednesday he believes a major obstacle to increasing priestly vocations in the region is a lack of personal holiness among the ordained, rather than the discipline of celibacy.

Experts offer advice to help people confront anxiety over gun violence

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Firearm attacks have changed society in the United States as mass shootings have become more frequent and the public is forced to face the psychological consequences, often silently.

Panel: At ballot box, let Gospel, not a political party, guide your vote

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A panel of religious leaders at Georgetown University advised Oct. 2 that Christians should look to the Gospel, not just for guidance on how to vote but also how to respond toward others in a national political environment pushing division, not unity.