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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
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
With President Joe Biden now proposing several ultra-expensive infrastructure, education and family-related bills, the president’s controversial Equality Act may get a slower hearing in the U.S. Senate. 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
El arzobispo Franco Coppola, embajador pontificio en México, viajó recientemente a un pueblo asediado por cárteles de drogas para reiterar el compromiso de la Iglesia de servir a … 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
Cardinal Dolan will lead the faithful in praying the Rosary for the people of India who are sick and suffering from the Covid-19 virus, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Shrine of Mary, Help of … more
The message of a recent Sheen Center Virtual Stage was that there is a dire need for society to begin a dialogue that activates change and demonstrates “that, without question, Black Lives Do … 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
The chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee April 20 called on the Biden administration to fund research "that does not rely upon body parts taken from innocent children killed through abortion." more
The decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s acting commissioner to suspend enforcement of the agency’s in-person prescribing requirement for the abortion drug endangers women’s health and possibly their lives, pro-life leaders said. more
The biggest risk Afghanistan might face with a withdrawal of U.S. troops could be civil war, said the Italian priest in charge of the small Catholic community in Afghanistan. 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
A jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts April 20 for the death of George Floyd, after deliberating for about 10 hours over two days. Chauvin, 45, … more
As closing arguments began April 19 in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda and priests across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis offered special Masses “For the Preservation of Peace and Justice.” more
A jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts April 20 for the death of George Floyd, after deliberating for about 10 hours over two days. Chauvin, 44, … more
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