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Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai, the first and only cardinal from Lesotho, died April 17 in Mazenod, Lesotho. He was 91. For almost 40 years, he led the Diocese of Mohale’s Hoek, submitting his … more
Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai, the first and only cardinal from Lesotho, died April 17 in Mazenod, Lesotho. He was 91. For almost 40 years, he led the Diocese of Mohale’s Hoek, submitting his … more
Less than three weeks after the canonization of St. John Henry Newman by Pope Francis on Oct. 13, 2019, St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie marked the significant moment in the Church by hosting a … more
I trust you have not forgotten that Pope Francis has declared this the Year of St. Joseph. We sure need his example and intercession. We sure need him to bring us closer to Jesus and Mary.His big … more
Greeting visitors in St. Peter’s Square after nearly a month of tight restrictions due to the pandemic, Pope Francis said he was happy to see people allowed to gather and be present for Sunday … more
At the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Center in the Bronx, lay missioners who make up renewal teams have been going to parish communities to help promote the Good News via daylong retreats. The … more
Members of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People have agreed with the National Review Board’s call that the Catholic Church must continue to build a culture of accountability and transparency regarding clergy sexual abuse. more
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster led Catholics of England and Wales in mourning the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. more
Catholic bishops who head the U.S. and Mexico dioceses along the border that separates them, along with the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee, issued a joint statement April 1 urging governments, political leaders and civil society to “work together to welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants.” more
Like the disciples, who experienced Jesus’ divine mercy after the resurrection, all Christians are called to become missionaries, sharing the Gospel of God’s love and mercy with others, Pope Francis said. more
Father Gerald E. Kelly, M.M., a Maryknoll priest who received the 2017 Pope Francis Mission Award for “embodying mission” in all he did, died March 7 in Houston. He was 85. Father Kelly, who … more
Even in his old age, Cardinal Christian Tumi, the retired archbishop of Douala, Cameroon, was a force for peace and reconciliation in his country, Pope Francis said after the 90-year-old cardinal … more
God must have had, and always will have, a special and tender love for St. Joseph because God chose St. Joseph to be the protector of Jesus and Mary. Although there are no known spoken or written … more
Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of New York Auxiliary Bishop  John J. O'Hara more
As the names Ambrose, Augustine, Athanasius and John Chrysostom suggest, the middle centuries of the first millennium, the era of the Church Fathers, were the golden age of the Catholic episcopate. … more
Pope Francis this week accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop John J. O’Hara, who has served as vicar for pastoral planning and vicar for Staten Island. The bishop had submitted his … more
The Easter liturgies—with the fire, sharing of light from the paschal candle, the renewal of baptismal promises and the proclamation that Jesus has risen—assure people that it is never … more
As names of their loved ones lost to Covid-19 were read from the altar at St. John-Visitation Church, a muted gong sounded and dozens of people made their way up the sun-drenched main aisle to … more
The Easter liturgies—with the fire, sharing of light from the paschal candle, the renewal of baptismal promises and the proclamation that Jesus has risen—assure people that it is never too late to start again, Pope Francis said. more
A Christian life should be filled with amazement—astonishment at the Son of God suffering and dying for humanity and awe at realizing how precious and loved people are in His eyes, Pope Francis said. more
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