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Calling for formal recognition of “those lay men and women who feel called by virtue of their baptism to cooperate in the work of catechesis,” Pope Francis has instituted the “ministry of catechist.” more
South Korean Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, retired archbishop of Seoul, died April 27. He was 89.During more than 40 years as a bishop, he devoted care to promoting respect for all human life, … more
Pope Francis issued a decree declaring the sainthood of Blessed Margaret of Città di Castello, a much-loved Italian Dominican laywoman. more
Updating the laws that govern the Vatican’s civil judicial system, Pope Francis stated that cardinals and bishops accused of a crime can now be tried in a Vatican court. more
The John Paul I Vatican Foundation announced the recovery of a collection of the late pope’s writings. more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Del. and named Msgr. William E. Koenig, vicar for clergy for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, to succeed him. more
Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic. more
Cardinal Dolan commemorated the seventh anniversary of the canonization of Pope St. John Paul II at a special tribute Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Good Shepherd … more
Pope Francis approved or advanced the causes of 14 new saints in the last few weeks, marking a particularly fruitful period as the Vatican and the world gingerly emerge from pandemic … more
The sainthood causes of seven men and women—including the hermit Blessed Charles de Foucauld and the Indian martyr Devasahayam Pillai—cleared their final hurdle May 3 during an … more
The founder of the Trigo Schools for Preachers in Mexico was the April presenter during the monthly virtual reflection on the Litany of St. Joseph for the Hispanic community sponsored by the … more
Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai, the first and only cardinal from Lesotho, died April 17 in Mazenod, Lesotho. He was 91. For almost 40 years, he led the Diocese of Mohale’s Hoek, submitting his … more
Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai, the first and only cardinal from Lesotho, died April 17 in Mazenod, Lesotho. He was 91. For almost 40 years, he led the Diocese of Mohale’s Hoek, submitting his … more
Less than three weeks after the canonization of St. John Henry Newman by Pope Francis on Oct. 13, 2019, St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie marked the significant moment in the Church by hosting a … more
I trust you have not forgotten that Pope Francis has declared this the Year of St. Joseph. We sure need his example and intercession. We sure need him to bring us closer to Jesus and Mary.His big … more
Greeting visitors in St. Peter’s Square after nearly a month of tight restrictions due to the pandemic, Pope Francis said he was happy to see people allowed to gather and be present for Sunday … more
At the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Center in the Bronx, lay missioners who make up renewal teams have been going to parish communities to help promote the Good News via daylong retreats. The … more
Father Gerald E. Kelly, M.M., a Maryknoll priest who received the 2017 Pope Francis Mission Award for “embodying mission” in all he did, died March 7 in Houston. He was 85. Father Kelly, who … more
Even in his old age, Cardinal Christian Tumi, the retired archbishop of Douala, Cameroon, was a force for peace and reconciliation in his country, Pope Francis said after the 90-year-old cardinal … more
God must have had, and always will have, a special and tender love for St. Joseph because God chose St. Joseph to be the protector of Jesus and Mary. Although there are no known spoken or written … more
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