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Flying to Colombia, pope also asks for prayers for Venezuela

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO COLOMBIA—Flying to Colombia, with a flight plan changed to avoid Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean Sea, Pope Francis told reporters that Colombia and its neighbor, Venezuela, were in his prayers. The Sept. 6-10 visit to Colombia “is a bit special,” the pope said, because he is going “to help Colombia […]


USCCB denounces decision to end DACA, urges Congress to find legislative solution

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “being rescinded” by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work. Although the Department of Homeland Security will immediately stop […]


Pope and patriarch urge people to ‘hear the cry of the earth’

VATICAN CITY—Environmental destruction is a sign of a “morally decaying scenario” in which too many people ignore or deny that, from the beginning, “God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment,” said the leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. Marking the Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for […]


Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis offered his prayers for the people of Texas and Louisiana struggling to cope with the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and he praised all those engaged in rescuing and caring for the thousands of people forced out of their homes. In a message to Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Pope Francis […]


Teachers, students soar into new school year

A group of principals and teachers attending a pilot program for leadership formation in the diocese had positive remarks about the sessions. Most said they enjoyed being able to collaborate and share with their colleagues, and appreciated hearing real-life lessons garnered from true experiences in the school trenches. One participant said she found the stories […]


Catholic groups mobilize to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

WASHINGTON—Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi. The National Weather Service said in a tweet  Aug. 27 that the rainfall […]


Is there a moral obligation to help with hunger?

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years ago. If you would like to help by donating to the organizations that offer food […]


Vatican II liturgical reform ‘irreversible,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY—The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis said. “After this magisterium, after this long journey, we can affirm with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible,” Pope Francis told participants […]


Encuentro seeks to integrate Hispanic/Latino cultures

COLUMBIA—With evangelization as its primary objective, V En­cuentro turned to a landmark document as the blueprint for its efforts. A four-year national pro­gram geared toward engag­ing Hispanic Catholics, the Encuentro, or “meeting,” held Aug. 12 at Cardinal Newman School centered on the vision of Pope Francis as written in his 2013 apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium […]


In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, no food left, and children are dying

When people talk about potential famine, they mention South Sudan. But about 1 million people who live just over the border, in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, also face a food emergency. “I call it famine,” said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, retired bishop of El Obeid, Sudan. The “hunger the people are experiencing” in the Nuba Mountains […]


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