Friday, June 14, 2019027
By Carol Zimmermann
Catholic News Service
BALTIMORE — During the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the church — and on the last day of their gathering they approved a series of procedures to begin this process.
On June 13,...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019034
By Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee May 24 called for "prayers for the victims and their grieving families and communities" affected by devastating storms from Texas to Illinois.
"I am profoundly saddened by the loss of life and the damage caused by the tornadoes...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018032The Carolinas were hard hit with record rainfall and flooding rivers from tropical storm Florence since it made landfall Sept. 14. And although the storm was downgraded from a hurricane to a Category 1 tropical storm, it still caused extensive water damage.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018047Saying that the best way to serve the Catholic Church as it moves into the future, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington announced he plans to meet soon with Pope Francis to discuss the resignation that he submitted three years ago when he turned 75, as required by canon law.
Thursday, September 6, 2018068During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his experience serving the homeless with Catholic Charities and tutoring at Washington Jesuit Academy has influenced him as a judge because of the importance of "standing in the...
Thursday, June 7, 20180102Hmong-American Catholics came in large numbers to the Cathedral of St. Paul May 26 dressed in native attire to celebrate the first U.S.-born Hmong-American to be ordained a priest.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018053Easter is a time to remember the joy that Jesus is alive and that his resurrection can inspire hope and love in the world, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018055A woman exclaimed, "Right there, that's what I thought!" as she watched Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throw the first touchdown of the Super Bowl Feb. 4. Watching the game on a TV at St. Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis, she cheered all the more when the Eagles were on defense, exclaiming "don't let them get a touchdown"...
Friday, April 17, 2015058Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78. With the cardinal's death, the College of Cardinals has 223 members, of whom 121 are under 80 and thus eligible to vote for a pope.