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A Catholic priest was shot dead in Congo shortly after celebrating Mass. more
Catholics across the archdiocese convene for the sacred rites of Holy Week, which included the reception into the Church of new members during the Easter Vigil. more
God calls all Christians to be saints—not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his new document on holiness. more
It is almost always the first question asked when I tell people I am the vocations director for the Archdiocese: “How many guys do you have?” This could refer to a variety of different possibilities: How many are enrolled in seminary? How many will be ordained? How many am I currently working with who are seriously discerning? People ask this because there is a genuine concern about the number of men who are in active ministry and those who will soon join them. Our people see their priests doing more with less resources and are worried about what this will mean for the future and our access to God’s saving work in the sacraments. It can at times be discouraging or frustrating when we do not see the results that we would like. In the midst of this concern, there are signs of hope as well. more
Easter makes it clear that in the life of Jesus, but also in the lives of modern men and women, “death, solitude and fear” do not have the last word, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing. more
“Rejoice and Be Glad,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the modern world,” will be released April 9, the Vatican announced. more
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a dignified life for all men and women regardless of color or creed continues to live on in the teachings of one his most influential admirers, Pope Francis, a Vatican representative said. more
This year’s NCAA basketball tournament was one for the books for Catholic universities. You might even say the ball was in their court. more
Easter is a time to remember the joy that Jesus is alive and that his resurrection can inspire hope and love in the world, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. more
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