ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Jesus took a few loaves and fishes and turned them into a feast for thousands, offering the Church an example of faith in action, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said in sending 3,500 delegates home from the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.”
RABAT, Morocco (CNS) — Celebrating Mass with members of Morocco’s tiny Catholic community, Pope Francis praised them for the many ways they “bear witness to the Gospel of mercy in this land.”
"The racial divide in the United States and, sadly, in the Catholic Church in the United States is not something of the past. It is very much something of the present," the bishop said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Congratulating Donald Trump for his victory in the U.S. presidential election, the Vatican secretary of state expressed hope that people would work together “to change the global situation, which is a situation of serious laceration, serious conflict.”
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When the Vatican Congregation for Clergy developed guidelines a decade ago for handling cases of priests who father children, the first objective was to make it easier for those men to leave the priesthood to care for their children and be real dads, said the prefect of the congregation.
Burdened by past sins? Remove yourself from that heavy burden for good in the confessional, especially a 24-hour window March 4-5.
Think about how much growth an individual or family experiences in 17 years. Is it humane to see so much growth while labeled a "displaced refugee?"
Rebecca De La Torre, director of music and webmaster for Queen of Peace Parish in Mesa, wrote a bilingual tribute song in honor of Fr. Thomas Bennett's 25 years of priesthood.
The first traces of preparation for Pope Francis' historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have started in Milan, Italy, in 2012.
Mark Lombard, business manager and a contributing editor of the Clarion Herald, newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, is the recipient of the 2019 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.