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Cycling team conquers Colorado Rockies to raise money for the homeless

WASHINGTON—A bike ride of almost 420 miles in the Colorado Rockies over six days sounds grueling but it is not nearly as difficult as being homeless year-round, said the co-captain of a team that made the high-altitude ride to raise money for programs and services provided by Denver Catholic Charities for homeless people. “How easy […]


Humble companions: Catholic-Anglican document sees healing in difference

VATICAN CITY—A new document driven by a fresh approach taken by the official Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue commission reflects a major development in ecumenism where difference is not cause for suspicion or reproach, but is used as an enriching opportunity for mutual listening, learning and conversion. This notable change is seen in the first agreed statement […]


Middle East plays vital role in promoting Christian unity

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis’ visit to the southern Italian Adriatic port city of Bari will be an occasion to once again affirm the church’s closeness with persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch said. As the birthplace of Christianity, the Middle East plays a special role in promoting a path toward unity, the […]


Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation’s foundational principles and values, while realizing that freedom comes at a high price, said the U.S. Archbishop for the Military Services. “The nation’s birthday beckons our rededication to what makes us a great country while reminding us we are indeed ‘one nation under […]


Dioceses see ‘Humanae Vitae’ as insight into the beauty of family

WASHINGTON—The church’s teaching on artificial contraception and the role of procreation in marriage isn’t about difficult-to-follow rules in the eyes of Alice Heinzen, a veteran of marriage and family ministry in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Heinzen told Catholic News Service, the long-held teaching found in Blessed Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical, “Humanae Vitae” (“Of […]


Bishops on border visit call for urgent reunification of children

SAN JUAN, Texas—In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more “somber” experience, visiting detained migrant children living temporarily within the walls of a converted Walmart. […]


Bishops begin border trip at immigration’s ground zero

MCALLEN, Texas—The bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States have for weeks expressed outrage and condemned the government’s recent practice of separating children from a parent or a family member if they’re caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without legal documentation. On July 1, led by the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, […]


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Religious Freedom Week 2018 Day 8, with Archbishop Kurtz

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has posted a video series for Religious Freedom Week 2018, inviting Catholics to pray and act in support of religious liberty. Today, in the final video of the series, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, calls the faithful to promote religious freedom for all people. For more information, […]


Faith is lived with joyous gratitude, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY—God always loves and generously gives first before asking for fidelity to his commandments — which are the words of a loving father showing people the right way to live, Pope Francis said. “Christian life is above all the grateful response to a generous father,” not a forced, joyless compliance to a series of […]


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Religious Freedom Week 2018 Day 7, with Bishop Conley

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has posted a video series for Religious Freedom Week 2018, inviting Catholics to pray and act in support of religious liberty. Today, Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, talks about the importance of Catholic education and the need for Catholic schools to have the freedom […]


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