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Pope Francis praised the United Nations’ adoption of a global cease-fire resolution amid the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world. more
Several dozen people joined San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone as he led the rosary June 27 and recited the prayer of St. Michael the Archangel for protection from evil at the site of the now-toppled statue of St. Junipero Serra in the city’s Golden Gate Park. more
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis welcomed the Vatican’s updated “Directory for Catechesis,” saying it is exciting to have “a fresh and focused tool to enhance our evangelization efforts in catechesis.” more
Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a “contradiction” because people can be both a sinner and a saint, a victim and a tormentor, Pope Francis said. more
San Francisco’s archbishop said June 20 the “toppling and defacing” of a statue of St. Junipero Serra and other statues in the city’s Golden Gate Park is the latest example of some people using the current movement against racial injustice as a reason for violence, looting and vandalism. more
Retired Pope Benedict XVI, who is 93 years old, traveled to Germany to visit his ailing older brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who is 96. more
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he is “deeply concerned” that by ruling federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court “has effectively redefined the legal meaning of ‘sex’ in our nation’s civil rights law.” more
Bishop George V. Murry, the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, died June 5 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan, after a two-year battle with leukemia, the diocese said. He was … more
As travel restrictions continue in the hope of slowing the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis offered his prayers and solidarity to those who work at sea and have either been prevented from going ashore or have not been able to work. more
True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings but intercede on their behalf with God through prayer, Pope Francis said. more
Five years ago, Dan and Michelle Schachle of Dickson, Tenn., prayed to Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, to intercede with God to save their son, still in his … more
An interfaith rally, march and prayer vigil in Manhattan June 7 emphasizing solidarity against racism featured participation from Catholic clergy and parishioners. The event, called Faith March 4 … more
Pope Francis prayed for people living in countries where COVID-19 is still causing a huge number of deaths, and he cautioned people in Italy to continue to be careful and follow health precautions. more
Father Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., a former superior general of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), died May 20 in Tokyo. He was 84. He was a member of the Jesuit community of Loyola House in Kamishakujii … more
Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, may be an ideal prospective saint for the current age, said Carl A. Anderson, supreme knight of the international fraternal … more
St. John Paul II was a man of deep prayer, who loved being close to people and loved God’s justice and mercy, Pope Francis said. “Let us pray to him today that he may give all of … more
At Fifth Avenue, between 50th and 51st streets, and right across the street from Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral could hardly occupy a place more at the center of New York City’s … more
It started with the Italians, whose arias rose from the balconies. They were on lockdown, but their voices rang out down empty moonlit streets. Ballads, the national anthem, improvised ditties over … more
Each evening at 7 p.m., locked-down New Yorkers have been opening their windows and bursting into cheers and applause in honor of the nurses, doctors and other frontline heroes laboring through the … more
When Pope Francis prayed alone, and eloquently, in St. Peter’s Square last month for deliverance from the coronavirus pandemic, he read a passage from the Gospel of St. Mark. It was the account … more
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