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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
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
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
One of the hallmarks of the ministry of retired Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston is “his concern that nobody is left behind — whether that’s the unborn or the … more
Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl has issued a broad and detailed pastoral plan for parishes to implement Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” … more
The fuller participation of women in decision-making in the Catholic Church is a continuing process that still needs time, Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell said. Speaking during a question-and-answer … more
The Catholic bishops of Alaska have released a pastoral letter affirming that all Catholic moral teachings stem from the foundational belief in the dignity and sanctity of every human life. From … more
Throughout any given week, the Franciscan Brothers of Peace hear the rhythmic plucking of the “krar” — a lyrelike instrument from east Africa — in their St. Paul … more
Throughout any given week, the Franciscan Brothers of Peace hear the rhythmic plucking of the “krar” — a lyrelike instrument from east Africa — in their St. Paul … more
In a Feb. 28 open letter to President Donald Trump and members of Congress, Jesuit Father Michael Sheeran, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, urged U.S. leaders to … more
Dozens of Catholics, including men and women religious, were arrested near the U.S. Capitol Feb. 27 in the rotunda of a Senate building in Washington as they called on lawmakers to help young … more
In the wake of the Feb. 14 school shootings in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami wrote this spiritual reflection for Catholic News Service on how we … more
The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s effort to end a program in March that protects young adults brought to the U.S. without legal permission as minors. On … more
Last September, as President Donald Trump pulled the plug on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he also gave Congress a March 5 deadline to find a permanent legislative solution that … more
The Rev. Billy Graham, a fiery Baptist preacher who was easily the most famous evangelist of the 20th century and for decades one of the world figures most admired by Americans, died early Feb. 21 at … more
  He paused for a moment, then looked out at the congregation in St. Paul Cathedral. “Hi, my name is Mike and I’m an alcoholic,” he said. “Hi Mike,” many in … more
Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete among their alumni base. Even fewer schools have more than one, especially from the same family. But Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood and St. Odilia … more
Boston College is paying close attention to women’s ice hockey at the Olympic Games. That’s because five players on the team’s roster of 23 are from the Jesuit-run school — … more
By day’s end Feb. 15, members of the U.S. Senate had rejected four immigration proposals, leaving it unclear how lawmakers will address overall immigration reform and keep the Deferred Action … more
The “liberating truth” of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” is as relevant today 50 years after its promulgation, and maybe even more so, said Denver … more
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