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Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

WASHINGTON—As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-New York, announced on the Senate floor he would oppose […]


Good Friday collection supports Church in the Holy Land

VATICAN CITY—As Catholics commemorate Jesus’ passion on Good Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the church in the Holy Land with their prayers, financial contributions and possibly by making a pilgrimage. The global Holy Land Collection is taken up in most dioceses around the world on Good Friday, which is April 14 this […]


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Pope: Church experience more than flash mob mentality

VATICAN CITY—Young men and women can live a true experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting with the past, Pope Francis told Catholic young people. “The genuine experience of the church is not like a flash mob, where people agree to meet, do their thing and then go their separate ways,” the pope […]


Solemnity of St. Joseph honors patron of the Church

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. However, this year the feast day was transferred to March 20 since it fell on a Sunday. The second celebration is May 1—Joseph, the Worker. “St. Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, […]


Celebrating St. Patrick, patron of Ireland and Nigeria

On March 17, Catholics celebrate St. Patrick, the fifth century bishop and patron of Ireland, whose life of holiness set the example for many of the Church’s future saints. St. Patrick is said to have been born around 389 AD in Britain. Captured by Irish raiders when he was about 16, St. Patrick was taken […]


Lent provides an opportunity to focus attention on homeless

WASHINGTON—Almsgiving is a Lenten tradition and Washington resident Ron Van Bellen says his volunteer work feeding the homeless honors his Catholic faith as he prepares for Easter. The real estate agent and parishioner at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown was one of several volunteers dishing up dinner for homeless men and women lined up […]


Pope: Conversion only happens through concrete actions

VATICAN CITY—Conversion doesn’t come from the wave of a magic wand, but from learning to do good through concrete actions every day, Pope Francis said. While even “the saintliest person sins seven times a day,” conversion happens through humility and trying to become “better than the day before,” the pope said March 14 during the […]


Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

VATICAN CITY—While Pope Francis’ recent comments on the subject of married priests made headlines around the world, his response falls clearly in line with the thinking of his predecessors. In an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit, published in early March, Pope Francis was asked if allowing candidates for the priesthood to fall in love […]


Archdiocese announces beatification date for first American-born martyr

WASHINGTON—The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one of its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. “It’s official! Praised be Jesus Christ! Archbishop [Paul S.] Coakley received official word this morning from Rome that Servant of […]


Sin is scary, but God is always ready to forgive, pope says

ROME—Witches don’t really exist, so they can do no harm, Pope Francis told a young girl, but gossip, sin and evil exist and they hurt people every day. “What frightens me?” the pope asked, repeating the question posed by Sara, one of the children at the Rome parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa. “I’m frightened […]


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