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In a pastoral visit to Iraq, the Syriac Catholic patriarch celebrated Mass at the damaged Qaraqosh cathedral and praised Catholics for keeping the faith during more than three years of … 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
During this year dedicated to the younger generations, Pope Francis asked that the meditations for his Good Friday service be written by young people. Twelve young women and three young men … more
As part of its ongoing support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus committed more than $1 million to Iraqi and Syrian Christians for Easter. Announced during … 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
Young people want to know they are valued members of the Catholic Church and that their questions and struggles are taken seriously enough that someone will spend time with them discussing issues … more
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
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