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Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting “hosanna” in the world, proclaiming the lordship of Jesus and … more
A new book-length interview with Pope Francis, titled God is Young, represents a kind of “how-to” guide for creating a “revolution of tenderness” in which young people and … 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-II — Adults and … 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
Receiving a delegation from Ireland and blessing an icon of the Holy Family, Pope Francis confirmed his intention to visit Dublin for the final days of the World Meeting of Families. “On … more
Despite the chill and gusts of wind in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis welcomed the beginning of spring with an impromptu lesson about gardening and how to grow into being better … more
    Breakout box: The prison is just over a mile from St. Peter’s Square.         Pope Francis once again will celebrate the Holy … more
Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre … more
Russia’s minority Catholic Church has pledged to help build a civil society after the nation’s March 18 election and called on President Vladimir Putin to “justify voters’ … more
As rumors fly of an imminent Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, a Belgian priest known as an expert on China said he thinks an agreement might really happen. “I’ve … 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
Don’t take everything you see in the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ” as, well, gospel. Even the filmmakers have said much of what is on screen is conjecture. Compared … more
Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad, by Saad Sirop Hanna, with Edward S. Aris. University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2017). 169 pp., $25.   “You don’t hate … 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
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