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‘Cry out,’ pope tells young people at Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY—Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting “hosanna” in the world, proclaiming the lordship of Jesus and following his example of outreach to the poor and suffering. The crowd that shouted “hosanna” as Jesus entered Jerusalem included all those for whom Jesus was […]


Puerto Rico still suffering; Extension’s new campaign aims to help parishes

CHICAGO—Six months after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation on Puerto Rico, the island is still suffering, and much of the relief and recovery help people have received has come from Catholic parishes. To help those parishes continue “their spiritual and corporal works of mercy and serve their communities,” Catholic Extension in Chicago has launched a […]


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Jesus transforms those who receive Him in the Eucharist

VATICAN CITY—Despite the chill and gusts of wind in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis welcomed the beginning of spring with an impromptu lesson about gardening and how to grow into being better Christians. “Does a tree or plant that is diseased bloom well? No! Does a tree or a plant that isn’t watered … bloom […]


Supreme Court examines freedom of speech at crisis pregnancy centers

WASHINGTON—In oral arguments before the Supreme Court March 20, justices seemed skeptical about a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers in the state to visibly display information about abortions to their clients that the centers say violates their right to free speech. A few of the justices asked about the state’s motivation to put […]


Pope accepts resignation of communications prefect

VATICAN CITY—After a very public controversy involving the use of a letter by retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr. Dario Vigano as prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication. Announcing the move March 21, the Vatican published Msgr. Vigano’s letter to Pope Francis asking to resign and Pope Francis’ […]


Pope to attend World Meeting of Families in Dublin

VATICAN CITY—Receiving a delegation from Ireland and blessing an icon of the Holy Family, Pope Francis confirmed his intention to visit Dublin for the final days of the World Meeting of Families. “On the occasion of the next World Meeting of Families, I plan on going to Dublin from August 25 to 26 this year. […]


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Washington deacon recalls assassination of Rev. King and the impact it made

WASHINGTON—It has been 50 years since civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, but Deacon Timothy E. Tilghman, his sister and his cousin, still remember the enormous sense of loss they felt when they received that news April 4, 1968. As the 50th anniversary of Rev. King’s murder approaches, these three […]


Cardinal Dolan hopes Supreme Court will uphold free speech

WASHINGTON—The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities said March 20 that he prayed the Supreme Court would “do the right thing and uphold our fundamental right to free speech” when it decides a case examining freedom of speech at crisis pregnancy centers. “Pro-life pregnancy care centers embody everything that is right and good […]


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Imitate St. Pio’s life, don’t forget poor, Pope Francis says

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy—Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre Pio’s shrine. “Many are ready to ‘like’ the page of the great saints, but who does what […]


Shortage of low-income affordable housing reaches crisis stage

WASHINGTON—Four New Orleans families are a little better off today since a grass-roots housing program helped them secure an affordable place to live. The Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative opened its first permanently affordable fourplex apartment building in the Mid-City neighborhood in 2016, giving the families stability in their lives and eliminating their worries about […]


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