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Conference honors women religious who risk their lives to serve

ROME—Today’s women religious belong to “a long line of courageous women” whose faith in God and love for humanity led them to put their lives at risk, said Sister Patricia Murray, an Irish member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In situations of war and conflict around the globe, women religious face the […]


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Pope speaks of holiness as being loving, full of life

VATICAN CITY—God calls all Christians to be saints — not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his new document on holiness. “Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your […]


Catholic tradition guides teaching on contraception, archbishop says

WASHINGTON—The Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, abortion, human sexuality and contraception is rooted in the same respect for human dignity that guides its work for social justice and care for poor people, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a Catholic University of America audience. It is imperative that the church make known why it upholds […]


Paraguayan Catholics rejoice for beatification of one of their own

ASUNCION, Paraguay—In rural Paraguay in 2002, a newborn who spent 20 minutes without signs of life after the umbilical cord was cut was declared dead after attempts to revive him failed. A nurse at the scene then prayed for the intercession of “Chiquitunga” and the baby came back to life. The miraculous healing of Angel […]


Pope’s exhortation on holiness to be released April 9

VATICAN CITY—”Rejoice and Be Glad,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the modern world,” will be released April 9, the Vatican announced. The document, called “Gaudete et Exsultate” in Latin, will be presented at a Vatican news conference by Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, the papal vicar for the Diocese of […]


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Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others, pope says

VATICAN CITY—The final words at Mass — “Go in peace” — are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through their lives, not an opportunity to go outside and speak ill of others, Pope Francis said. Through the Eucharist, Jesus “enters in our hearts and in our flesh so that we may express in […]


Encore: To honor Rev. King, work harder for justice, U.S. bishops urge

WASHINGTON—Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, “we need to ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to build the culture of love, respect and peace to which the Gospel calls us,” the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee said March 28. On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray gunned down the […]


Christ is victorious over all that divides people, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Easter is a feast that calls Christians to gather together, make a commitment to dialogue and to work for the common good, Pope Francis said. In Italy and in other countries, Easter Monday is a day for relaxed family gatherings and picnics because “after having celebrated Easter, one feels a need to gather again […]


Church will welcome thousands of new Catholics at Easter Vigil Masses

WASHINGTON—Dioceses across the country will welcome thousands of people into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil liturgy on the evening of March 31. As the culmination of the Easter Triduum, the vigil celebrates the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. While people can become Catholic at any time of the year, the Easter Vigil is […]


The significance of Holy Thursday

Except for the resurrection on Easter, Holy Thursday is possibly one of the most important, complex, and profound days of celebration in the Catholic Church. Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood. During the Last Supper, […]


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