Bishops say they could not support rewritten Violence Against Women Act

Five bishops who lead committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a joint statement they could not support the rewritten reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law March 7.

Lent comes ‘to reawaken us,’ pope says at Ash Wednesday Mass

ROME (CNS) — Lent is meant to wake up Christians and help them see that God can give them the strength to change their...

Two seminarians ordained transitional deacons with heart set for priesthood next year

The Ordination of transitional deacons celebrated May 29 — the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral brought two men to the final step to the priesthood.

Parents of new priests react with joy to ordination

Men who devote themselves entirely to serving the Church as priests don’t fall from the sky — they come from families.

Catholic Community Foundation honors 32 high school-bound students with Christian Service Award scholarships

They can’t operate a motor vehicle, but 32 high school-bound eighth-graders across the Diocese of Phoenix know what drives them: a life centered on faith and service to others.

Students’ commitment to service manifested at St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul serves as one of the "primary co-educators of our students and allow our students real opportunities to put their faith into action, and into context,” said Will Rutt, director of Ignatian Service, calling SVdP’s partnership invaluable.

Upcoming Mass, legislative seminar serve as lively Catholic voters’ guide

Laity, clergy and public officials alike call the gathering informative and even-handed. Be sure to register for your free ticket.
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Trump’s border policies cross the line for Church leaders, advocates

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Church leaders and immigration advocates say President Donald Trump’s recent moves to clamp down on immigration are extreme and unnecessary.
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Be lifeline of hope for youth alienated from Church, pope tells synod

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Setting the stage for a monthlong gathering of bishops, Pope Francis urged synod fathers not to be crushed by “prophets of doom,” but to be the signs of hope and joy for which today’s young people yearn.

Stories, tears flow freely for descendants of slaves Jesuits owned, sold

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Inside the parish hall of St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in New Orleans, the personal stories flowed as freely as the tears.