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Bishops urge Trump to honor Paris climate pact for the planet

WASHINGTON—The United States has an obligation to honor the Paris climate agreement to protect “our people and our planet” and “mitigate the worst impacts of climate change,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “is on record supporting prudent action to mitigate the […]


Restorers unveil frescoed chambers in the Catacombs of St. Domitilla

ROME—Under a mown hayfield, whose dried-out stalks crunch underfoot, lies the four-level labyrinth of the early Christian Catacombs of St. Domitilla. Ten miles of tunnels, carved out of soft volcanic tuff rock, snake and fork out in a dizzying number of different directions. Luckily, capsule bulbs of lights strung sparsely overhead work like Hansel and […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 31

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. During the feast of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, Pope Benedict the 16th recalled, “this event is characterized by the joy expressed by the words with which the Blessed Virgin Mary glorifies the Almighty for the great […]


Rhett Williams is ordained to the transitional diaconate

COLUMBIA—Deacon Rhett Williams said he knew his life was about to change profoundly when he lay flat down on the marble floor at St. Joseph Church on the evening of May 26. Williams prostrated himself during the Litany of Supplication, as is customary during a man’s ordination to the transitional diaconate, a milestone step on […]


Sister Patricia Keating, former Neighborhood House director, dies at 74

SPARKILL, N.Y.—Dominican Sister Patricia Keating died on April 27 in Siena Hall. She was 74. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 2 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Sparkill. Interment was in St. Agnes Cemetery. She was born in The Bronx, N.Y., on Nov. 10, 1942, a daughter of Patrick and […]


Military archdiocese completes phase in cause for chaplain

WASHINGTON—A tribunal of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services has wrapped up its nearly four-year inquiry into whether the life of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, a Vietnam War hero and U.S. Navy chaplain, merits consideration for sainthood. Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, who heads the Washington-based military archdiocese, announced May 21 that the archdiocesan phase […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 30

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. By actively participating in Christ’s Incarnation and his work on Earth, Mary helped acquire the graces which she was privileged to be “the most influential Mediatrix and Conciliatrix of the whole world with her only-begotten Son.” The motherhood of Mary […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 29

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, is crowned in heavenly blessedness with the glory of a Queen. She is called a queen because of her Divine Motherhood and her exceptional role in the work of our eternal salvation. The full […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 28

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. In giving birth, the Blessed Mother kept her virginity and in her death she did not leave the world, but was joined to the source of Life. She conceived the living God and, by her prayers, will deliver our souls […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 27

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. Our Mother of Fair Love receives our hearts to teach them genuine love of God and neighbor. Her love is the key to open the hearts of those who have been hurt. Mary lovingly nourishes the soil of the emotional […]


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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
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    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
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    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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    7:00 pm Junta de Vicaria (Charleston)
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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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