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Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Federal authorities are investigating a shooting that resulted in injuries for Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is Catholic, and others when a gunman opened fire during a June 14 practice for an annual congressional baseball game. Scalise’s injuries are not life-threatening, authorities said. The suspected gunman was identified as James Hodgkinson of Illinois, […]


Pope Francis establishes World Day of the Poor

VATICAN CITY—People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said. “God created the heavens and the earth for all; yet sadly some have erected barriers, walls and fences, betraying the original gift meant for all humanity, with none excluded,” […]


Pope: The mystery of God’s fatherly love is a great revolution

VATICAN CITY—The mystery of God’s relationship with humankind is revolutionary in that Christians can look to him without fear as children to a loving father, Pope Francis said. In teaching the Lord’s prayer, Jesus invites all Christians “to have the courage of calling God with the name ‘father,’” the pope said June 7 at his […]


SSCM welcomes new associates

DANVILLE, Pa.—The Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius welcomed 11 new associates from the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., on May 7. Associate members share the faith, prayer, congregational spirituality, charism and mission of the sisters. The new associates serve with the sisters working in Bluffton and St. Helena Island. All of the new associates are active in […]


U.S., world join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

WASHINGTON—U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London the night of June 3. “The vigil of Pentecost had barely begun when the world was burdened yet again, this time by the sinister attacks on innocent men […]


Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says

VATICAN CITY—The Holy Spirit continues to give Christians different gifts and to call them to share those gifts with each other in a community marked by forgiveness and “unity in diversity,” Pope Francis said on Pentecost. “In a way both creative and unexpected,” the pope said, the Holy Spirit “generates diversity, for in every age […]


Decision to abandon Paris climate pact called ‘deeply troubling’

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s June 1 decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate agreement “is deeply troubling,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. “The Scriptures affirm the value of caring for creation and caring for each other in solidarity. The Paris agreement is an international […]


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 […]


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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