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2017

Reactions strong to Knights regalia

The major uniform change re­cently announced by the Knights of Columbus has drawn a decidedly mixed reaction from its members. A change in the traditional regalia worn by the fraternal organization’s fourth-degree, or patriotic degree, was announced on Aug. 1 at the annual Supreme Convention in St. Louis. The tuxedos, capes and plumed chapeaus that […]


Catholic groups mobilize to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

WASHINGTON—Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi. The National Weather Service said in a tweet  Aug. 27 that the rainfall […]


Bishop to offer Mass in response to deadly restaurant shooting

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone released a statement Aug. 24 expressing his sympathies to the family of the victim in the deadly restaurant shooting earlier that day, and announced that he would celebrate a special Mass. The Mass for Peace and Justice will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the […]


Is there a moral obligation to help with hunger?

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years ago. If you would like to help by donating to the organizations that offer food […]


Vatican II liturgical reform ‘irreversible,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY—The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis said. “After this magisterium, after this long journey, we can affirm with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible,” Pope Francis told participants […]


In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, no food left, and children are dying

When people talk about potential famine, they mention South Sudan. But about 1 million people who live just over the border, in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, also face a food emergency. “I call it famine,” said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, retired bishop of El Obeid, Sudan. The “hunger the people are experiencing” in the Nuba Mountains […]


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Following a ‘Journey of Hope’ after divorce

The third Journey of Hope Conference took place in the Charleston Marriott Hotel on August 4 -6. Sponsored by the Office of Family Life of the Diocese of Charleston, the conference provided tools for healing and growing in faith to those who have experienced a divorce. Video/Miscellany/Juanita Bustamante


Bishops form new body to address the ‘sin of racism’ that ‘afflicts’ nation

WASHINGTON—Saying there is an urgent need to address the sin of racism in the country and find solutions to it, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and named one of the country’s African-American Catholic bishops to chair it. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, […]


Conflict plus drought means no food for 20 million people

Editor’s note: A video accompanies this story. The link is at the end of the article. Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 […]


Eclipse inspires viewers to admire the precision of creation

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky.—Science teacher Jane Irwin isn’t often left without words, but the total solar eclipse left her in a quiet reflective mood. “Awesome. God’s amazing” was the best she could muster after the sun reappeared from behind the moon after totality Aug. 21. “I’ve got to synthesize this myself,” she said minutes after the sun […]


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