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Pope: Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy

VATICAN CITY—The defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees must come before any other question when enacting migration policies, Pope Francis said. “The defense of human beings knows no limits,” the pope said in an interview with the journal of the Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration of the Italian […]


Pro-life, religious freedom leaders cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Pro-life and religious freedom advocates cheered the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch on Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court, filling an almost 14 month-long vacancy. “As Catholics, we welcome the confirmation of a judge whose record adheres to the Constitutional right to free exercise of religion without government bullying and whose scholarship […]


Teen pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

PHILADELPHIA—A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty April 3 of plotting an attack on Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015 during the World Meeting of Families. Santos Colon Jr., 17, of Lindenwold in Camden County, pleaded guilty in a New Jersey federal court to one count of attempting to provide material support […]


Catholic leaders in Syria criticize U.S. missile strikes

WASHINGTON—Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April 4. But U.S. President Donald Trump said Syrian President Bashar Assad “launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians” and “choked out the lives of helpless […]


Women of the year named at SCCCW convention

COLUMBIA—Women from around South Carolina experienced a week­end of faith, fellowship and inspira­tion at the 87th annual convention of the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women held March 23-26 at the Columbia Marriott. This year’s theme was “Voice of Hope, Blessings, Mercy and Love.” The convention also celebrated the centennial of the Blessed Mother’s appearance […]


Vatican approves Fatima feast day for Traditional Latin Mass

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican office which governs the use of the extraordinary form of the Roman rite has given priests permission to say a special Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Fatima this year, noting the importance of the apparition’s centenary. In an April 5 decree, the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei gave permission for […]


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Pope, U.S. bishops horrified by massacre in Syria

CNS video/Tyler Orsburn: Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops denounce Syria’s chemical warfare, calling the most recent chemical attack that killed at least 70 people on April 4 horrifying. VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead. “We are horrified by […]


Finding Christianity at the root of Easter traditions

Children love the celebration of Easter, from dressing up in new church clothes to tracking down hidden eggs from that seasonal rabbit. Granted, these are the frivolous traditions of Easter — offshoots of celebrating the resurrection of Christ — but they have been around for centuries and have roots strongly connecting them to Christianity. Of […]


Pope encourages kindness, even to one’s enemies

VATICAN CITY—Hope cannot remain hidden within but must break free to overcome vengeful, mafia-like mentalities with mercy and humility, Pope Francis said. Christians must give witness to hope through their lives as Jesus did and make room for him in their hearts to fight evil by doing good to others, even their enemies, the pope […]


Cross is sign of God’s love, not a shiny trinket, pope says

VATICAN CITY—The cross is a sign of God’s love for humankind and not just an emblem of Christianity or a piece of jewelry to display, Pope Francis said. The cross is a symbol of “the power of God who made himself sin to heal us,” and its significance can be lost due to a lack […]


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    May 1All Day Teacher Appreciation Week
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