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St. Kateri devoted her life to God despite opposition from her tribe

On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe. Kateri was born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon near present-day Auriesville, New York, […]


Papers, chafing under weight of newsprint tariffs, seek relief

WASHINGTON—Newspapers of every type, Catholic papers included, are seeking relief from the U.S. government after six months of increased costs due to tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint. The Catholic Press Association, which includes English-speaking Canada, is a member of the STOPP Coalition, which has pressed the Commerce Department for relief. STOPP is an acronym for […]


Secret archives: Priest documents ‘Humanae Vitae’ preparation

VATICAN CITY—Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Pope Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing “Humanae Vitae,” the 1968 encyclical on married love and the regulation of births. In anticipation of the encyclical’s […]


Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church

WASHINGTON—Fifty years ago, Josephite Father William Norvel thought it was time for black priests to come together. The year, 1968, was a tumultuous one in American history. The country was struggling to implement civil rights for blacks, protests of the Vietnam War became common and some were violent, and young people rejected the authority of […]


Guidelines needed for use of deconsecrated churches, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican is helping organize an international conference meant to help dioceses work with their local communities in finding appropriate uses for decommissioned churches. The Pontifical Council for Culture, together with Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University and the Italian bishops’ conference, will sponsor the gathering, titled “Doesn’t God Dwell Here Anymore? Decommissioning Places of Worship […]


Pope Francis reaches out as death toll rises in Japan

JAPAN—Japan’s Prime Minister today visited some of the worst hit flood-stricken parts of the country as the death toll continued to rise amid health concerns for the displaced, scorching heat and the threat of new floods. Officials said at least 176 people have been killed and dozens are still missing. It’s Japan’s worst weather disaster […]



Bishops, journalists attacked at church in Nicaragua

COPAN, Honduras—Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has tried to diffuse a worsening political crisis through dialogue. Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua and […]


Judge Brett Kavanaugh is nominated to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. “What matters is not a judge’s personal views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the […]


Vatican calls for prayers, support for seafarers, who face many risks

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican invited Catholics to pray for the 1.2 million seafarers around the world who work under difficult conditions and make huge sacrifices in their profession. Seafarers “play a significant role in our global economy by transporting from one corner of the world to another 90 percent of all the goods we use in […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate