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About 2,000 people gathered on the National Mall April 4 to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to commit themselves to fighting racism and … more
One hundred years after receiving Vatican approval to begin missionary work in China, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers recalled the “original inspiration and holy stubbornness” of … more
The Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, abortion, human sexuality and contraception is rooted in the same respect for human dignity that guides its work for social justice and care for … more
Catholic leaders in Texas criticized President Donald Trump’s April 4 announcement that he would be deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. In an April 5 tweet, San … more
Television viewers on Easter weekend will be pulled from the Old Testament on Holy Saturday to the New Testament on Easter. ABC is showing the Cecil B. DeMille movie classic “The Ten … more
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Catholic Benefits Association and issued declaratory relief and a permanent injunction against a mandate requiring employers to provide coverage for … more
By now, the college basketball world knows that UMBC stands for the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The Retrievers’ historic appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball … more
On the day that marked the fifth anniversary of the election of a Pope who has called on others to “build bridges, not walls,” the president of the United States toured Southern … more
As police investigated a series of package explosions in central Texas that killed two people and injured four others, two of the state’s bishops said their thoughts and prayers were with … more
Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, told a crowd at a Troy Catholic Church that “the study of the Universe is an act of worship.” He cited Psalm … more
It has been 50 years since civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, but Deacon Timothy E. Tilghman, his sister and his cousin still remember the enormous sense of … more
The chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities said March 20 that he prayed the Supreme Court would “do the right thing and uphold our fundamental … more
The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees March 14 called the First Amendment Defense Act “a modest and important measure” because it protects those who believe marriage is … more
A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players’ solid teamwork for the … more
Four New Orleans families are a little better off today since a grass-roots housing program helped them secure an affordable place to live. The Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability … more
When Katie Spanuello Rahman recalls the campus of her alma mater St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, she paints an idyllic picture. “It was like living in a fairy-tale setting, with a marble … more
Two committee chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gave their strong support for the First Amendment Defense Act, which was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. … more
Four in 10 U.S. Catholics say that half or more of religiously based attacks around the world are directed at Christians and believe Christian persecution is “extremely severe” in North … more
In the advent of Pope Francis’ fifth anniversary in the papacy, a new Pew Research poll of U.S. Catholics shows their regard of the Pope is, for the first time, colored by their political … more
Spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity “to reflect on something at the very heart of our faith — the enduring presence of Christ in the … more
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