Portrait of Norma Candelaria Pu Perpuac, 23, with her son Victor Adelson, 5, in their house in Chuizacasiguan village in Santa...
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A close aide to St. John Paul II has vigorously defended the late pope’s handling of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and denied accusations that he ignored the problem during his 27-year pontificate.
HOUSTON (CNS) — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been discharged from St. Joseph Medical Center and “has entered a standard rehabilitation program” to continue his recovery from a mild stroke.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted said he hopes the mission will “assist us to have an even deeper sense of awe and wonder at the love of Jesus present under the humble appearance of bread and wine."
WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a joint letter to Congress March 20, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose “sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole.”
Br. Gus William Schloesser, OSC, died at the Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix on March 2, at 77.
Fr. Thomas “Tom” Raymond Carkhuff, OSC, former prior provincial for the Crosiers in the U.S., died of lymphoma March 2 in Onamia, Minnesota, at the age of 70.
“This is about valuing people, every day, and thinking about how we can add value to their lives. It could be a smile, listening or supportive encouragement and it all comes back to kindness which crosses all ages, cultures and backgrounds,” Padberg said.
It launches a final 40-day period of more intense preparation for the catechumens — now known as “the elect” — to receive the sacraments.
AVONDALE — In its first year of existence, St. John Paul II Catholic High School, the far West Valley’s first Catholic high school, is already filling its trophy case.