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Presentations help make Catholicism credible for doubting Millennials

WASHINGTON, D.C.—How can Catholics respond to young people’s questions and concerns about faith, science, and modern problems? Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer thinks a new educational series called Credible Catholic can help. “The problem of faith and science and evidence is really significant. Just invest a couple hours of your time and you’ll improve not just […]


Pope: World needs leaders who can practice a just way to live

VATICAN CITY—The world needs leaders who can “put into practice a more just way for all of us to live in this world as sharers in a common destiny,” Pope Francis said. “There is no need, on the other hand, for hurling slogans that often remain empty, or for antagonism between parties jockeying for the […]


Religious retirement office distributes $25 million for care of elderly

WASHINGTON—In June, the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed $25 million to 360 religious communities to aid in the care of senior members. The funds were made possible by the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection, which benefits elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and priests in religious orders. The most recent appeal raised just over $28 […]


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Bishop Barron takes us on a journey to discover the pivotal players of the Church

Bishop Robert Barron’s “CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players” is a an epic film series highlighting key figures who shaped the Church and changed the world. The new production is a follow-up to “CATHOLICISM”, which is a 10-part documentary that took people around the world and deep into the Catholic faith. The series aired on PBS and has […]


Evangelizing, caring for others at core of deacons’ vocation

NEW ORLEANS—The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said to more than 1,300 deacons attending the 2018 National Diaconate Congress in New Orleans. In his post-Communion remarks at the opening Mass of the five-day gathering, Archbishop […]


Pope Francis speaks on characteristics of missionary disciples

VATICAN—Pope Francis used his Angelus on July 15 to focus again on the idea of missionary discipleship, taking the day’s Gospel as his starting point. In the Gospel reading, Jesus, after calling the disciples individually by name, goes on to send them out ahead of Him “two-by-two.” This, the pope said, “is a kind of […]


St. Kateri devoted her life to God despite opposition from her tribe

On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe. Kateri was born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon near present-day Auriesville, New York, […]


Papers, chafing under weight of newsprint tariffs, seek relief

WASHINGTON—Newspapers of every type, Catholic papers included, are seeking relief from the U.S. government after six months of increased costs due to tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint. The Catholic Press Association, which includes English-speaking Canada, is a member of the STOPP Coalition, which has pressed the Commerce Department for relief. STOPP is an acronym for […]


Secret archives: Priest documents ‘Humanae Vitae’ preparation

VATICAN CITY—Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Pope Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing “Humanae Vitae,” the 1968 encyclical on married love and the regulation of births. In anticipation of the encyclical’s […]


Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church

WASHINGTON—Fifty years ago, Josephite Father William Norvel thought it was time for black priests to come together. The year, 1968, was a tumultuous one in American history. The country was struggling to implement civil rights for blacks, protests of the Vietnam War became common and some were violent, and young people rejected the authority of […]


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    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
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    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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