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If it wasn’t perfectly clear before, it had better be now. The sexual abuse of any minor or other vulnerable person is a crime against God and humanity, and any attempt to cover it up is as … more
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton’s beatification cause has taken another important step forward and toward the desk of Pope Francis. The theological commission for the Church’s … more
When I was in college, there was a group of students who didn’t always practice their faith, but when Ash Wednesday rolled around, all decided to band together in giving up a few particular … more
A young South Sudanese refugee raising her siblings in Uganda’s Bidi Bidi refugee settlement. A father returning home after decades of civil war in Sri Lanka to find his farm overgrown. A young … more
You could literally hear a pin drop as the faculty, staff and student body of Covington Catholic High School waited in the gym Jan. 23 for the arrival of Covington Bishop Roger J. Foys. The bishop … more
Just before leaving the physical and human warmth of Panama Jan. 27, Pope Francis stopped to thank the thousands of official volunteers, young and old, gathered at the capital city’s Rommel … more
The path walked by Jesus to his passion and death on the cross is the same path of indifference and marginalization taken by those who suffer in the world today, Pope Francis said. Addressing … more
As she welcomed World Youth Day pilgrims to the “Garden of Forgiveness,” Ileana Madrid of Panama City said she saw volunteering at the park as “an opportunity to show that God loves … more
Church leaders condemned bomb explosions that killed at least 20 people and injured about 100 others inside a Catholic Church in the southern Philippines Jan. 27. They called the attack a … more
Catholic bishops in the Philippines broke what they described as their “collective silence” over “many disturbing issues” that have confronted the country in recent … more
Pope Francis prayed that a peaceful solution may be found in Venezuela as uncertainty and political instability grip the country. After praying the Angelus Jan. 27 with residents and workers at … more
The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said. During a news … more
To open up a conversation about what Mary’s answer to God can teach the young, Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich reached back into the life of his grandmother, an immigrant who carried a … more
Just like the Pharisees, many today shun Jesus’ merciful love toward sinners and prefer to use labels that stigmatize a person’s past, present and future, Pope Francis said. Speaking … more
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the Southern Poverty Law Center and other organizations have joined in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the more than 10,000 children currently being … more
Albany’s Catholic bishop had urged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop the “Death Star” as he called a bill in the state Legislature to expand current state law on abortion that had … more
In a vote on the eve of the annual March for Life, the Senate Jan. 17 failed to pass a measure that would have codified the Hyde Amendment, which forbids federal funding for most abortions or … more
The two Supreme Court cases that legalized abortion virtually on demand in the United States were based on “deception,” said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, … more
The U.S. Senate late Jan. 16 unanimously adopted a resolution “to reaffirm religious, liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials.” “This isn’t a Republican … more
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of three women and recognized the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters who were killed during the Spanish Civil War. The Pope formally recognized a miracle … more
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