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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
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
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
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments March 26 in the Archdiocese of Washington’s suit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for rejecting an ad for buses that promoted the archdiocese’s annual “Find the Perfect Gift” initiative for the Advent season. more
Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack in southern Pakistan a day after the minority community celebrated Easter. more
A new poll shows that 73 percent of respondents who identified as Catholic said they would be attending church for Easter and 53 percent of all Americans said they plan to attend church services on Easter Sunday. more
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