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More than 140 religious leaders, including the chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees, called on President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and congressional leaders to uphold principles of religious freedom following a series of attacks on people of faith, clergy and houses of worship. more
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta as the new archbishop of Washington. more
Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, spoke to the crowd of journalists and activists gathered before her: “I came to Congress to be a voice for the voiceless and... with the Born-Alive Act... today we will finally start the process of bringing this vote to the floor.” more
Within the universal Christian vocation of serving God and serving others, God handcrafts a specific calling for each person, a vocation that fits his or her personality and abilities, Pope Francis said. more
Ten days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Jerusalem brought renewed attention to the status of the city, Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI of Morocco pleaded for international recognition of “the unique and sacred character of Jerusalem.” more
Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it. more
In mid-March, the U.S. Supreme Court considered possible racially biased juries in two death penalty cases. They rejected one case and listened to oral arguments in another, but in both cases, justices expressed unease. more
The nation’s early feminists who fought for women’s suffrage and other rights totally rejected abortion, Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life of America, told the Cardinals for Life student group at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. more
To better protect minors and vulnerable adults from all forms of abuse and exploitation, Pope Francis approved a new law and a set of safeguarding guidelines for Vatican City State and the Roman Curia. more
The clergy abuse crisis will not be over in our lifetime, particularly in countries where it is just being acknowledged, according to Jesuit Father Hans Zollner. more
Waves of eager chatter filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Then, a triumphant organ chord pierced the air and the procession began. Knights … more
El cardenal Dolan explicó el papel importante de los sacerdotes durante su homilía a 120 invitados que asistieron a la velada por las vocaciones que se llevó a cabo el 21 de marzo en el seminario … more
Citando las sabias palabras del papa Francisco, la hermana Mary Johanna Mellody, O.P., le aconsejó a su atenta audiencia que las cuatro cosas más importantes que los miembros de una familia pueden … more
Catholic Charities lined up with UJA Federation New York and other faith communities in a human chain outside the Islamic Center at NYU as a sign of solidarity with Muslims March 22. The ring of … more
The distinguished life of the late Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., who was president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years, is explored in a newly published book written by a fellow priest … more
The hard-hitting, fact-based drama “Unplanned” (Pure Flix) dares its viewers to confront the reality of what happens when a baby is aborted. That’s an effective strategy on the part of … more
A national pilgrimage of the relic of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the famed Curé of Ars and patron saint of parish priests, will visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday and Sunday, … more
Inspirada en el V Encuentro 2018 de los Obispos de los Estados Unidos, una comunidad parroquial del bajo Manhattan pronto estará lanzando un programa de fe y familia llamado “Dinámicas de … more
For the first time in 300 years, the marble steps of the Holy Stairs in Rome will be free from the thick wooden panels installed in 1723 to protect the stairs and left uncovered for the public. more
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