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The Diocese of Knoxville dedicated the country’s newest cathedral March 3 during a special Mass in which prelates and parishioners celebrated the growth of the Catholic Church in this … more
As a 44-person choir rehearsed “O God, How Manifest Are Your Works” before a celebration concert, Paulist Father Ricky Manalo bounced on his feet as he stood next to the … more
Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl has called on all parishes and individual Catholics in the Washington archdiocese to help expand and strengthen the Catholic Church’s marriage and family outreach, … more
Pardon Marty Brounstein if he’s got a personal stake in his latest book. His wife is a featured character. Brounstein this year wrote a second edition of Two Among the Righteous Few: … more
Hispanic Catholics are being called “to be the ecclesial voice and conscience of the Church in the U.S.,” said Hosffman Ospino, a leading expert on the intersection of Catholicism and … more
The presence in the United States of about 3,000 priests and religious from countries in Africa is a great contribution to the U.S., said Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey. That … more
In oral arguments before the Supreme Court March 20, justices seemed skeptical about a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers in the state to visibly display information about … more
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles will be among dozens of U.S. Church leaders convening in June to address the troublesome polarization that marks Church … more
It’s easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro shrine for those who don’t know its history. Tucked in a corner between two rural Canadian highways, due north of Lamont and 50 … more
An organization of 1,200 priests has called for revisions in the way seminarians are prepared for ministry so that the Catholic Church in the United States can better address challenges that include … more
Invoking a Salvadoran who’s about to become the country’s first Catholic saint, the man who now occupies his old post asked immigrants and their children during an April 11 Mass in … more
Enrique Castro, director of Hispanic and Cross-Cultural Ministries for the Jefferson City diocese, took part in Advocacy Day Nov. 8, during the National Catholic Association for Diocesan Directors … more
As the first anniversary of violence stemming from protests and counter-protests regarding the removal of Confederate monuments from Charlottesville approached, Bishop Barry C. Knestout of … more
Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all Catholics to join in a novena to pray for the protection of human life in the … more
A Pew Research Center survey found that the main reason Americans attend worship services is to feel closer to God, but those who do not regularly attend worship services have a wider variety of … more
Dachau, the notorious German concentration camp most associated with the genocide of thousands of Jews during World War II, also held more than 2,700 clergy — 2,400 of them Catholic … more
Davenport Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula made a confession during the final “RAGBRAI Mass” at St. Mary Church in Iowa City: “I have a love-hate relationship with … more
The game stopped for a moment, but the smiles continued as everyone paused for a group photo on a sun-splashed summer morning. Standing side by side, from different backgrounds and different … more
In a 7-2 decision June 4, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker in a case that put anti-discrimination laws up against freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression. Justice … more
The chalice on the center of the altar was given by the Pope to the third archbishop of Baltimore nearly two centuries ago. The local welcome crew wore vests that included the outline of a … more
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