Christian community a place of welcome, solidarity, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To be part of a Christian community is to belong to a group of believers who shun selfishness and give witness to God’s love by loving and caring for one another, Pope Francis said.

Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

TORONTO (CNS) — A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its Fourth Degree members.

Mark Lombard is 2019 winner of the CPA’s St. Francis de Sales Award

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.

‘Not just tourists’: Pilgrims look to encounter Christ in Cali Holy sites

“If we go as pilgrims,” said Bishop Olmsted, “we shall discover the truth of the Chinese proverb: ‘He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.’”

In new Knights’ video, parents share story of son’s abuse by family friend

In the 30-minute video, a Catholic mom and a dad who is a Knight talk about how they learned that a trusted family friend sexually abused their son when he was 10.

How do you teach a ‘teaching document’? Arizona high school shows how

"Laudato Si'" is infused into all parts of Salpointe Catholic High School's curriculum. Places in Peru and several in Europe have accessed their curriculum.
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Bonum fortuna

Latin, the root of more than half the English vocabulary, is an intrinsic element of our linguistic DNA. Any attempt to keep it alive is well worth broadcasting.

Paris archbishop celebrates first Mass in Notre Dame since fire

The Mass marked the anniversary of the consecration of the cathedral's altar.

Bishops affirm diocese’s effort for Michigan grandfather’s sainthood cause

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops, after being consulted about the sainthood cause of a man who, except for service in World War II, spent his life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, gave vocal assent June 12 for the Diocese of Marquette to continue to pursue the cause.

Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

"For every one person joining our church today, 6.45 are leaving" and most are leaving at young ages, primarily before age 23. The median age of those who leave is 13.