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How the church determines a true Marian apparition

VATICAN CITY—When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle. Supernatural phenomena, like the alleged miracle of the sun in Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago, are not the primary factors in determining an apparition is worthy of belief. In that particular […]


Science and faith a natural fit for sisters joining climate march

When thinking about women religious, science may not be the first idea to spring to mind. After all, faith and science are often portrayed as opposites, allegiance to one suggesting a betrayal of the other. But for many Catholic sisters, the calculations, experiments and observations that have shaped climate study and other scientific disciplines are […]


Catholic leaders warn against changes to health care bill

WASHINGTON—U.S. Catholic leaders are warning that proposed changes to the American Health Care Act will harm poor people. “It is deeply disappointing to many Americans that, in modifying the American Health Care Act to again attempt a vote, proponents of the bill left in place its serious flaws, including unacceptable modifications to Medicaid that will […]


Practical Christianity: Pope emphasizes living one’s faith

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis’ unique approach to teaching the faithful combines speaking clearly and simply with showing people what steps — even small steps — they can take to make a difference, a Vatican official said. “He is showing us a practical agenda for being a Catholic and being a Christian in the 21st century,” said […]


St. Padre Pio relics to tour U.S. marking 130th anniversary of his birth

NEW YORK—Relics of St. Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata of Jesus, will be on public display in several U.S. dioceses and archdioceses in May and again in the fall. The Saint Pio Foundation announced that the tour corresponds with the 130th anniversary of the Italian-born saint’s birth. The tour will include […]


Pope to Egyptians: Let papal visit be sign of friendship, peace

VATICAN CITY—Praying that God would protect Egypt from all evil, Pope Francis told the nation’s people that a world torn apart by indiscriminate violence needs courageous builders of peace, dialogue and justice. “I hope that this visit will be an embrace of consolation and of encouragement to all Christians in the Middle East; a message […]


Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs who stand up to hatred

ROME—The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God’s love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said. At Rome’s Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided […]


How to make Earth Day meaningful for each person

Earth Day will be celebrated worldwide on April 22 with a variety of events, from large festivals to community trash pick-ups. Here are some suggestions from Loyola Press to make the commemoration more meaningful on a personal level, not just on Earth Day, but every day: Give praise to our Creator. In the Nicene Creed, we […]


Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13. The date was announced April 20 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and […]


Georgetown University, Jesuits apologize for roles in sale of slaves

WASHINGTON—Georgetown University and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland province apologized April 18 for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit. More than 100 descendants attended a morning “Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope” that the university created in partnership with descendants, the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society […]


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