The Rev. Martin Luther King "relied upon faith and prayer" to combat the racism and prejudice he and other U.S. Blacks suffered.
As we enter 2021 in a turbulent time, Bishop Olmsted urges us to look beyond the storm of COVID-19, politics and division, instead fixing our eyes on the light of Christ.
Both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 after the Vatican started vaccinating its employees and residents Jan. 13.
Participants in a Jan. 14 webinar sponsored by the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America discussed concerns raised by some over a fetal cell line being used in some phases of COVID-19 vaccine development but concluded the cell line is probably sufficiently removed from the "original evil" to ameliorate Catholic apprehensions.
It may seem illogical, but Christians are called to give God praise -- not complaints -- in times of darkness and difficulty, Pope Francis said.
The Vatican began vaccinating its employees and residents against COVID-19 Jan. 13, giving priority to its health care workers, security personnel, employees who deal with the public and older residents, employees and retirees. Both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI said they planned to receive the vaccine.
Praising those who help the sick and praying for those who are sick, Pope Francis called on Christians to practice what they preach, including by guaranteeing equal access to health care for all people.
There is no example in American history of a U.S. president inciting violence against American institutions or fellow citizens in the manner that President Donald Trump seemingly did on Jan. 6 when an angry mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to a historian at The Catholic University of America.
For two Washington-area priests, the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol hit particularly close to home, because they serve as pastors of Capitol Hill parishes in Washington.
Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of the United States "shaken by the recent siege on Congress" and prayed for the five people who lost their lives "in those dramatic moments" when protesters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6.