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Faith, high school coach play role in Paralympian’s journey to Rio

TRENTON, N.J.—When Brian Siemann came into the world, he did so with three sisters. When he was six days old, he was the only one of the quadruplets who lost a third of his blood, due to hospital negligence, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. It would have been easy to wilt under such […]

Catholics urged to reject partisan views on migration, heed Gospel message

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said Sept. 14 that Catholics “are called to overcome the partisan divides that separate us” on migration issues. Instead, Catholics must focus “on the moral teachings of the Church that will help us build a vibrant public square,” said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle. […]

Mother Teresa: ‘A generous dispenser of divine mercy’

VATICAN CITY – ­With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the “Saint of the Gutters” suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor. Despite the formality of the occasion though, “her sanctity is so close to us, […]

USCCB objects to a plan to fund part-human, part-animal embryo research

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops objected to a National Institutes of Health proposal to authorize federally funded research on part-human, part-animal embryos in comments submitted to the agency Sept. 2. The bishops made ethical and legal arguments in opposing the plan, saying that such research results in “beings who do not fully […]

Cardinal Dolan alerts public to deceptive “Catholics for Choice” ad campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement alerting the public to a deceptive ad campaign calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholic faith. Cardinal Dolan’s full statement follows: “An abortion advocacy organization called […]

One World Trade Center a witness to nation’s spirit

MAMARONECK, N.Y.—Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks decimated the twin towers in lower Manhattan, the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises out of the ground, a palpable symbol of triumph and optimism. The tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere is the soaring, storied, centerpiece of a 16-acre complex that includes eight other major […]

Bishop headed to Vatican, will miss ‘beautiful people, culture’ of Dallas

DALLAS—The importance of the vocation of marriage and the family is at the core for the future of not only the Catholic Church, but of society, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas said at a news conference Aug. 17. Earlier in the day the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has appointed the bishop to lead […]

Pope: God sent His son to show mercy, not to punish

VATICAN CITY—God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a path to conversion through mercy and love, Pope Francis said. Those who object to Jesus’ mercy toward sinners often create an “image of God that impedes them from enjoying his real presence,” the pope said […]

CRS leader recalls blessing of working with Mother Teresa

BALTIMORE, Md.—Sean Callahan remembers what it was like to work with Mother Teresa. “In those days my vocabulary consisted of two words, ‘Yes Mother, Yes Mother, Yes Mother,’” says the chief operations officer for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and vice president of Caritas Internationalis. On September 4, 2016, Blessed Mother Teresa will become St. Teresa […]

The mercy-filled life: Mother Teresa embodied what Pope Francis teaches

VATICAN CITY—If there is one person who immersed herself in the “pe­ripheries” Pope Francis is drawn to, it was Blessed Teresa of Kolkata. If there was one who showed courage and creativity in bringing God’s mercy to the world, like Pope Francis urges, it was the diminu­tive founder of the Missionaries of Charity. For many […]

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