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Father Andrew Adeniyi Abayomi was in the sacristy of St. Francis Xavier Church after Mass when parishioners began running in different directions. more
The Catholics attending Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church on Pentecost did not know how much it would cost to participate in the suffering of Jesus, said Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo. more
People have a responsibility to care for the elderly and cherish their wisdom rather than regard them as a burden on society, Pope Francis said. more
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee June 14 praised a bipartisan Senate proposal “to help prevent senseless violence” that includes “reasonable gun safety measures.” more
Saying “superficial” marriage preparation programs leave many couples at risk of having invalid marriages or unprepared to cope with the struggles that arise in every marriage, Pope Francis endorsed suggestions for a yearlong “marriage catechumenate” drafted by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. more
Saying he did not want to add to the suffering of survivors of clerical sexual abuse who criticized his appointment as a cardinal, retired Bishop Lucas Van Looy of Ghent, Belgium, asked Pope Francis to withdraw his nomination, and the pope agreed. more
War produces tremendous poverty, and its violence strikes those who are defenseless and vulnerable, Pope Francis said. more
Cardinal Dolan and Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori pleaded for peace in light of recent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers in the United States. more
Beatifying 10 Polish nuns killed by Russian soldiers at the end of World War II, it is difficult not to think of the suffering being endured by the people of Ukraine today and the need for peace in the world, said Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Dicastery for Saints’ Causes. more
The Holy Trinity shows how to be open to others and to be good, generous and gentle, Pope Francis said. more
In a post-Communion reflection given at the archdiocese’s annual Mass celebrating the dedicated work of health care workers and caregivers, ArchCare president and CEO Scott LaRue tenderly thanked them for the compassionate service they delivered during the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic. more
The 20th anniversary of the U.S. bishops’ passage of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” is “not a time of celebration, but a time of continued vigilance and determination,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. more
Because of continuing problems with his knee, Pope Francis has postponed his planned trip to Congo and South Sudan July 2-7, said the Vatican press office. more
Bishops in South Korea have moved ahead to pursue the canonization of 81 Catholics, including priests, religious and laypeople who were martyred by communist forces during the Korean War. more
“Life and Dignity for All” is the theme of this year’s Religious Freedom Week of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. more
Why are the elderly unappreciated and seen as useless when they carry so much wisdom about life and can open the door to God’s tenderness, Pope Francis asked. more
The brutal and senseless attack at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria yesterday is another in a growing number of attacks on Christians in Nigeria. Yesterday’s attack was especially horrific, as at least 50 worshippers were slaughtered merely for gathering to celebrate the great Feast of Pentecost, traditionally recognized as the “birthday of the Church.” more
To promote their well-rounded education, a prestigious university in New York encouraged undergrads to enroll in extracurricular activities. These included team sports, study clubs, culturally … more
A first-class bone relic of Blessed Michael McGivney, a Connecticut priest and founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be available for public veneration Thursday, April 28, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. more
Sharon Tate was a young, ambitious reporter working for a struggling local newspaper. Like many recently . … more
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