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Dougherty rows Intracoastal Waterway to share message of Fatima

JOHNS ISLAND—With each dip of his paddle blade in the water, Greg Dougherty elicits a prayer. He navigates a difficult journey with faith in God and trust in Mary. Dougherty is rowing a 19-foot canoe 1,400 miles from Miami to New York in the hopes of bringing attention to the centennial of Mary’s appearance to […]


Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

OXFORD, England—Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead. Pope Francis, U.S. bishops and others weighed in with prayers and rejection of the Aug. 17 attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, where cars drove into pedestrians. The Islamic State group claimed credit for the attacks. Thirteen […]


U.S. parishes, schools happy to be in path of solar eclipse

WASHINGTON—U.S. Catholic parishes and schools located in the 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse Aug. 21 plan to take part in this rare event with everything from providing parking spaces or viewing sites to offering overnight retreats or all-day events with family activities or scientific lectures. The total eclipse — to be viewed only […]



Pope prays for Mary to bring peace to our world

VATICAN CITY—In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world. After reciting the Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption, the pope asked Mary to obtain “for everyone consolation and a future of serenity and harmony.” “To […]


The Assumption of Mary into heaven

Today, Catholics and many other Christians will celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The significant feast day recalls the spiritual and physical departure of the mother of Jesus Christ from the earth, when both her soul and her body were taken into the presence of God. Venerable Pope Pius XII […]


Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

WASHINGTON—In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 and 12. A 32-year-old paralegal, Heather D. Heyer, was killed when […]


Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

WASHINGTON—Diplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea and avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Writing Aug. 10, Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chairman of […]


Pope: Jesus went to the cross for sinners, not the perfect

VATICAN CITY—On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the Church doesn’t exist for people without faults, but for sinners in need of God’s mercy — a point he often returns to — and lamented the fact that there are many Catholics who believe the opposite. “We who are accustomed to experiencing the forgiveness of sins, perhaps too […]


Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity to end euthanasia policy

MANCHESTER, England—Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients. Brother Rene Stockman, superior general of the order, told Catholic News Service the pope gave his personal approval to a Vatican demand that the Brothers of Charity, which runs 15 centers for psychiatric patients […]


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