Catholics, Orthodox must unite against ‘culture of hate,’ pope says

BUCHAREST, Romania (CNS) — In an increasingly globalized world where technological and economic developments have both benefited and excluded many, the Catholic and Orthodox Churches must learn to listen to each other and walk together, Pope Francis said.

Fondos de CDA apoyan programas para adultos mayores

Siguiendo el consejo de un grupo de apoyo, Vivian Sarsam dedició llevar a su esposo Muntaz, de 86 años, a un “Centro de Servicios de Salud de Día para Adultos” en Tempe hace dos años.

Faith is expressed in charity, unity, pope says at canonization Mass

Declaring four 19th-century women religious saints, Pope Francis said they are models for all Christians of how faith, nourished in prayer, is expressed concretely in acts of charity and the promotion of unity.

Feast of St. Martín de Porres

Initially a weaver like his father, Anthony became a secular priest in 1835 but hoped to join a religious order. He became a Jesuit novice in Rome, but failing health prompted his return to Spain.

Men in the Breach: Sammy Bryant counsels through a Catholic lens

Sammy Bryant has always felt a call to evangelize and has allowed his faith to guide his work. Having grown up without a father, he’s been motivated even more so to live out his vocation as a husband and father and share that with others.

Cursillistas in Diocese of Phoenix mark 60 years of transforming lives in diocese

Sixty years after the first Cursillo retreat was held in Phoenix — 10 years before the Diocese of Phoenix was established — thousands of Catholics can trace the roots of a deeper faith in Christ to their shared Cursillo experience.
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The poor, needy are your treasure, pope tells Sant’Egidio Community

VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Community of Sant'Egidio's founding, Pope Francis urged its members to continue to safeguard the poor, the elderly, the young and the excluded.

Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity

Asking for forgiveness, Pope Francis told abuse survivors that "despicable actions" caused by clergy have been hidden for too long and had been "camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained."

Following in the footsteps of a blessed

I bumped into Sr. Felisa Muxtaytum, MSE, while I was touring an exhibit on the life of Blessed Stanley Rother at the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City chancery.

Replica of Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ dedicated for St. Vincent de Paul clients

The dining hall at St. Vincent de Paul on at 1075 W. Jackson St. serves 1,500 meals a day to those in need. This setting may be an unlikely place to experience the beauty of a great work of art, but collaboration between the Vatican Observatory, the Catholic Community Foundation and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has brought a replica of Michelangelo’s “Pieta” to the facility.