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People have a responsibility to care for the elderly and cherish their wisdom rather than regard them as a burden on society, Pope Francis said. more
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee June 14 praised a bipartisan Senate proposal “to help prevent senseless violence” that includes “reasonable gun safety measures.” more
Saying “superficial” marriage preparation programs leave many couples at risk of having invalid marriages or unprepared to cope with the struggles that arise in every marriage, Pope Francis endorsed suggestions for a yearlong “marriage catechumenate” drafted by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. more
Saying he did not want to add to the suffering of survivors of clerical sexual abuse who criticized his appointment as a cardinal, retired Bishop Lucas Van Looy of Ghent, Belgium, asked Pope Francis to withdraw his nomination, and the pope agreed. more
En una misa en honor a Nuestra Señora del Rocío, el celebrante habló acerca del significado de “orar por nuestros hijos, por nuestras familias y por nuestras comunidades”. El padre Lorenzo … more
En la Misa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña en la Catedral de San Patricio, un arzobispo jubilado recordó a los fieles que “Dios nos acompaña, nos guía a lo largo de nuestra existencia, a … more
Following is a statement from Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the New York State Catholic Conference, on Governor Kathy Hochul’s recent signing of a series of abortion-related measures, as well as one aimed at pro-life pregnancy centers: more
The Archdiocese of New York and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia offered a Panakhyda (service for the deceased) for the victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine June 11 at St. … more
War produces tremendous poverty, and its violence strikes those who are defenseless and vulnerable, Pope Francis said. more
Cardinal Dolan and Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori pleaded for peace in light of recent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers in the United States. more
Beatifying 10 Polish nuns killed by Russian soldiers at the end of World War II, it is difficult not to think of the suffering being endured by the people of Ukraine today and the need for peace in the world, said Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Dicastery for Saints’ Causes. more
The Holy Trinity shows how to be open to others and to be good, generous and gentle, Pope Francis said. more
The 20th anniversary of the U.S. bishops’ passage of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” is “not a time of celebration, but a time of continued vigilance and determination,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. more
Because of continuing problems with his knee, Pope Francis has postponed his planned trip to Congo and South Sudan July 2-7, said the Vatican press office. more
Bishops in South Korea have moved ahead to pursue the canonization of 81 Catholics, including priests, religious and laypeople who were martyred by communist forces during the Korean War. more
“Life and Dignity for All” is the theme of this year’s Religious Freedom Week of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. more
Why are the elderly unappreciated and seen as useless when they carry so much wisdom about life and can open the door to God’s tenderness, Pope Francis asked. more
In response to the multiple mass shootings in recent weeks, the chairmen of four U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to “stop the massacres of innocent lives.” more
The Holy Spirit shows everyone where to begin, what paths to take and how to walk the great journey of life, Pope Francis said. more
Sitting in a wheelchair in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis allowed himself to be grilled by a group of youngsters, including one who asked when he would go to Ukraine “to save all the children who are suffering there.” more
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