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With growing confidence and growing strength in the air, Major General Don D. Pittman overcame a modest background, rose through the ranks of the U.S. Air Force and exemplified courage and … more
  Click here to read the National Review Board’s full statement. More committees are not the answer to stop the abuse of children and vulnerable adults by clergy, said an Aug. 28 … more
In a stadium of Catholic families from around the world, Pope Francis told the laypeople they are the vast majority of Church members and that, without them, the Church would be cold, a … more
On a foggy, soggy day at a Marian shrine in County Mayo, Pope Francis said he prayed for the intercession of Our Lady of Knock for all those who suffered sexual and physical abuse by Catholic … more
God wants every person to love and be loved, creating a family or community where love is nurtured and shared with all who are poor, lonely or in need, Pope Francis said. En route to joining … more
Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty … more
It’s easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro shrine for those who don’t know its history. Tucked in a corner between two rural Canadian highways, due north of Lamont and 50 … more
The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators voted 38-31 against the measure early Aug. 9 following a … more
The chalice on the center of the altar was given by the Pope to the third archbishop of Baltimore nearly two centuries ago. The local welcome crew wore vests that included the outline of a … more
The game stopped for a moment, but the smiles continued as everyone paused for a group photo on a sun-splashed summer morning. Standing side by side, from different backgrounds and different … more
Davenport Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula made a confession during the final “RAGBRAI Mass” at St. Mary Church in Iowa City: “I have a love-hate relationship with … more
Dachau, the notorious German concentration camp most associated with the genocide of thousands of Jews during World War II, also held more than 2,700 clergy — 2,400 of them Catholic … more
A Pew Research Center survey found that the main reason Americans attend worship services is to feel closer to God, but those who do not regularly attend worship services have a wider variety of … more
Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all Catholics to join in a novena to pray for the protection of human life in the … more
Two underground parish priests in China’s Gansu province have been removed after being accused of holding a summer camp for a youth group at their church. Father Wang Yiqin of Hui county … more
Christ’s commandment to love God and neighbor is a path trodden by those who have the desire to become saints, Pope Francis told thousands of altar servers from around the … more
As the first anniversary of violence stemming from protests and counter-protests regarding the removal of Confederate monuments from Charlottesville approached, Bishop Barry C. Knestout of … more
Catholic groups have collected and are distributing aid for thousands of people affected by a deadly earthquake that struck Lombok, Indonesia’s popular tourist island. The magnitude 6.4 … more
On the 40th anniversary of the death of Blessed Paul VI, Pope Francis went into the grotto under St. Peter’s Basilica to pray at his predecessor’s simple tomb. The Pope who oversaw … more
Marcelo Perdomo didn’t think an earthly brush with holiness would take place in his native El Salvador next to the parish priest. As a young man in the early 1960s, Perdomo worked in his … more
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