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Emer McCarthy interviewing Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto for Vatican Radio (CNS)

Millions of people rely on a broadcaster that has shown it can move nimbly with the times

Protesters face police gear during a rally for Michael Brown in Ferguson (CNS)

Archbishop Robert J Carlson calls on protesters to turn away from violence

Pope Francis wipes his eyes at the start of the morning session of the synod yesterday (CNS)

There is good reason to discuss what can be done pastorally within the context of doctrinal truth

Alice and Jeff Heinzen arrive for the morning session of the synod (CNS)

‘Fundamental truth that marriage is a divine gift from God must be shared’, say US couple

A prayer card promoting the canonisation cause of Father Augustus Tolton (CNS)

Cardinal George closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton on September 29

President Obama at the White House last night Below: A video of his address

US president lays out strategy for combating ISIS advance

Pope Francis established the Commission for the Protection of Minors   last December (AP)

More appointments to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors expected shortly

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (CNS)

The Diocese of Peroria has announced that the archbishop’s Cause has been suspended indefinitely

Bishop Peter Libasci addresses mourners at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic church during a special Mass for  James Foley (PA)

‘I can touch you even in this darkness when I pray,’ wrote murdered American journalist to his family

People attend a Courtyard of the Gentiles gathering in the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (CNS)

Promoting dialogue between believers and non-believers will enrich our national conversation