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Christians in the Middle East welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained … more
Recall the story of the man who complained to high heaven that the cross he had to bear in life was too heavy. He grumbled so much that St. Peter got tired of listening to him and brought him from … more
A former Boston mayor and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said his life’s work now is being an advocate for the use of adult stem cells in research and treatment of diseases. more
The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church invited Pope Francis to visit the war-torn nation, saying it would help bring peace. more
Throughout her 50 years in religious life, Sister Mary Ann Walsh’s job titles have varied—teacher, reporter for a diocesan newspaper, Vatican correspondent and media editor at Catholic News Service, … more
A 10th-century Armenian monk has been named among the doctors of the Church. more
When I am working in my office or relaxing in my sitting room with a good book, I often have the local classical music radio station playing in the background. While I hardly claim to be an … more
Legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide has been introduced in both houses of the state Legislature in the current session. The so-called “Death With Dignity Act” was introduced in the … more
February is Catholic Press Month. It’s been that way for a long time, although the month is usually a lot like the one we’re having, with more attention paid to enduring the snow and cold weather … more
Lent is a journey of purification and penance, a movement that should bring one tearfully back to the loving arms of the merciful Father, Pope Francis said at an Ash Wednesday Mass that began with a procession on Rome’s Aventine Hill. more