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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
Jerusalem’s most famous Christian church, shared by three denominations, is unlocked each morning by a Muslim. Since the seventh century, the family of Wajeeh Nuseibeh, 69, has handed down … more
Catholics came out strongly against what they described as “threats to life” in rallies held in major cities across the Philippines Feb. 24. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila led … more
Calling the war in Syria “inhumane,” Pope Francis called for an end to the fighting, immediate access to humanitarian aid for those in need and the evacuation of the injured and … more
Rome’s Colosseum, long a symbol of the persecution of early Christians, was bathed in red light late Feb. 24 as a reminder of and a prayer for the thousands of Christians being persecuted for … 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
It’s time to break free from fear, fake online personas and looking at the world through a digital screen display, Pope Francis told young people. “Do not allow the spark of youth to … more
The Catholic Church in China registered 48,556 baptisms in 2017, reflecting the vitality and missionary strength of the Catholic communities there, according to a report by Fides, the news agency of … 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
The following ratings are supplied by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Film and Broadcasting Office. Visit www.usccb.org for current reviews.   A-I General Patronage Paddington 2 … more
While not suitable for the youngest viewers, the spirited, biblically-based drama “Samson” (Pure Flix) can provide a fine introduction to the Hebrew he-man’s story for … 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
Pope Francis told pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Pope Paul VI would be canonized this year. The Pope’s announcement came at the end of a question-and-answer session with the … 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
Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich decried the fatal shooting of Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer Feb. 13 while he was “protecting the people of our great city.” Bauer was “a husband, father, … more
Angelica Velazquez came to the United States at age 3 when her parents brought her from Mexico to the United States. They came on tourist visas that they then overstayed. Now 20, Velazquez applied … more
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