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San Francisco de Asís recognized for energy-efficient construction

Professionals who use ICF in construction confirmed the Catholic building’s success when it won first runner up in the heavy commercial category of the ICF Builder Awards.

Red Mass homilist calls on lawyers, lawmakers to evangelize

An attorney-turned-priest and canon lawyer whose archdiocese has been a petitioner in bankruptcy gave the homily reminding Massgoers, "You work in a field in which virtue can be contagious and can contribute to an environment in which we can draw others to Christ."

Sanctity of Life Sunday: Bishop urges speaking out for the unborn

Although St. John Paul II’s encyclical, “The Gospel of Life,” says post-abortive women may be the “most eloquent defenders of everyone’s right to life." Everyone else should follow suit, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted said.

MLK Mass homilist: King’s faith models universal call to make world...

With the nation divided following one of the most brutal political campaigns in American history, it may be more important than ever for the country to reflect on the values and philosophies of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said Fr. Manuel Williams, CR, the homilist at the diocesan Mass honoring the civil-rights icon on his holiday Jan. 16 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

"This year, we are invited to create a culture of encounter where citizens old and new, alongside immigrants recent and long-standing, can share with one another their hopes for a better life," a U.S. cardinal said.

Ohio Diocese opens sainthood cause for woman known for healing gifts

CANTON, Ohio (CNS) — In the fall when the Diocese of Youngstown formally opened the sainthood cause for an Ohio woman known for her life of prayer and spiritual gifts, more than 1,000 people filled St. Peter Church in Canton.

Catholics offer Christmas Eve Rosary at Glendale Planned Parenthood

GLENDALE — On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, when most people bustle about with last-minute Christmas preparations, about 250 Catholics gathered at a Glendale Planned Parenthood facility that performs abortions through 17 weeks and six days’ gestation.

Eighth-graders with hearts rooted in service vie for scholarship awards

Each fall yields a fresh crop of highly-deserving eighth-graders seeking a Christian Service Award. Exactly 144 students applied.

‘Tis the season, and Bethlehem businesses hope for a merry one

After two Christmas seasons in which the political reality had overtaken holiday cheer, people seemed primed to finally feel some merriment in Bethlehem.

Fr. Stanley Rother: the first US-born martyr

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who served in Guatemala, making him the first martyr to have been born in the United States.