Friday, September 22, 2023

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Bishops Celebrate National Migration Week, Highlight Overlooked ‘Right to Remain’

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is highlighting the overlooked right to remain in one’s country during its weeklong celebration of National Migration Week from Sept. 18–24.

Honolulu Bishop Details ‘Shocking’ Devastation on Maui after Visit to Lahaina

Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva visited the town of Lahaina August 15 to celebrate Mass and meet survivors of the wildfires that he said “shockingly devastated” the town.

Pope Francis’ First World Youth Day Speech, ‘God’s Heart Beats Uniquely for You’

At Pope Francis’ first official World Youth Day event in Portugal, he told the 500,000 young people in the crowd that their presence was no accident and that God has called each one by name.

World Youth Day 2023: Lisbon Patriarch Greets Attendees at Opening Mass

World Youth Day 2023 kicked off in Lisbon, Portugal, August 1 with an opening Mass before a crowd of hundreds of thousands.

Patrick: The Saint Who Knew What it Was Like to Be a Slave

Among the most popular saints today, Saint Patrick was a bishop and missionary to Ireland. However, he also spent several years as a slave, and once issued a heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery.

Meet the Six American Black Catholics Who are on the Road to Sainthood

Among the history revisited for Black History Month in Feburary, Catholics would do well to recall that there are currently six African American Catholics who are on the path to sainthood.

Catholic Priest from Ukraine Gives Pope Francis Cross Made out of War Rubble

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych vividly remembers the first day of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine one year ago.

Bishop Chairman Marks One Year Anniversary of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace, marked the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine February 22

Housekeeper’s Husband Arrested in Murder Case of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop

A suspect has been arrested and now publicly identified in the murder case of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, who was shot and killed in his home on February 18.

103-Year-Old ‘Basketball Nun’ Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt Releases Memoir

At 103 years old, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is known by most as simply “Sister Jean” or the “basketball nun.”

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