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2017

Executive memo reinstates ‘Mexico City Policy’ on abortion

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump issued an executive memorandum Jan. 23 reinstating the “Mexico City Policy,” which bans all foreign nongovernmental organizations receiving U.S. funds from performing or promoting abortion as a method of family planning in other countries. The action was hailed by pro-life leaders. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the […]


Vatican Museums open doors wider with mobile-friendly website

VATICAN CITY—In an effort to share its masterpieces with even more people around the world, the Vatican Museums has established a YouTube channel and revamped its website to offer high-resolution images and mobile-friendly information. The “Musei Vaticani” YouTube channel lists short visual “tours” of some of its collections along with a handful of promotional videos […]


2016 Annual Financial Report

My brothers and sisters in Christ, With Christmas fresh on our minds, we start a new year with hearts full of hope and gratitude for all that God has given us. Through Jesus we have been given the gift of eternal life and are called to live as people of faith and mindful stewards while […]


Bishop Burbidge says Rev. King’s message endures, provides continual hope

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—An image of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sat near the ambo at St. Joseph Church in Alexandria as more than 270 people of all races and colors gathered to recognize and celebrate his dream. If the civil rights icon had been there, he would have heard the gospel choir raise their voices […]


Pope offers prayers for Trump as he becomes U.S. president

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of office. “I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office,” the pope’s message said. […]


Putting things in perspective

Anyone who has sat in a waiting room or kept vigil in an ER or ICU can probably verify this: Some heart-rending conversations can be overheard, and none of them seem to be concerned with whether the day’s Dow is high or low or what Janet Yellen and the Fed might be doing next. There […]


Allowing women deacons?

Q: Do you think the pope will ever allow women to become deacons? (Lancaster, SC) A: Certainly, Pope Francis is sincere in his efforts to explore the theology and history of the Church in order to discern whether women are called to be ordained to the diaconate. Case in point, the pope recently established a […]


Cardinal Dolan invites all to participate in ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer and action campaign

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, invited Catholics and others to join the nationwide “9 Days for Life” campaign. “We’re praying for a lot of things this month, including racial harmony, Christian unity, and the protection of all human life,” Cardinal Dolan […]


Cardinal Dolan to read Bible passage at inauguration

WASHINGTON—New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said the Scripture passage he chose to read at the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president — Wisdom chapter 9 in which King Solomon prays for wisdom to lead Israel according to God’s will — was an easy one to make. “I pray it all the […]


Lexie Segrest is the new young adult ministry leader

CHARLESTON—In her new role as associate director of young adult ministry, Lexie Segrest wants to help the people she will meet build community and grow in their faith. The Alabama native started work on Jan. 4. Segrest is originally from Montgomery and graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in human development […]


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