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Knights take stand against senators’ judicial litmus test

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, calling the organization “an American Catholic cultural icon,” said senators have no business questioning a federal judicial nominee’s membership in the Knights over its support for Church teaching on abortion and same-sex marriage.

Supreme Knight calls for ‘full accounting of misdeeds’ that have led...

WASHINGTON (CNS) — After years of Catholics having to confess their sins to the clergy, it is now time for priests and bishops “to come clean about what they have done and what they have failed to do,” the CEO of the Knights of Columbus said in a letter to his brother Knights and the organization’s chaplains.

Veterans found ‘life-changing,’ ‘healing’ experience at Lourdes

Veterans taking part in the 2018 Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage to France said the journey has positively influenced their lives and benefited those around them.

Knights give more than $1 million to Iraqi, Syrian Christians for...

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — As part of its ongoing support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus committed more than $1 million to Iraqi and Syrian Christians for Easter.

Ven. Michael J. McGivney

Fr. Michael J. McGivney, the oldest of 13 born to Irish immigrants, was ordained a priest in 1877 for what was then the Diocese of Hartford, Connecticut. Catholics were a minority in New Haven, where Fr. McGivney served as a parish priest, and waves of immigrants were greeted by anti-Catholic sentiments.

Philadelphia archbishop urges ‘new men’ to stand for truth at annual...

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap, urged a gathering of more than 1,300 men Feb. 3 to become “new men” in the battle to reclaim their God-directed roles as leaders of their families and communities.

Churches no longer excluded from FEMA disaster aid

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is revising its policies to no longer exclude houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from damages caused by natural disasters.

Our Lady of Fatima continues to offer hope at Arizona Rosary...

The Blessed Mother, the Queen of the Universe, unites everyone as seen in the array of cultures and joy that participate in the celebration.

Arizona Rosary Celebration to feature traveling Our Lady of Fatima statue

A St. Thomas the Apostle parishioner, will escort the statue, which travels the country throughout the year — seated as a passenger and not as mere luggage.

Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi.