CDA supports ministries throughout Northern Deanery

Gain insight on a variety of outreaches Catholics in the northern deanery quietly do behind the scenes thanks in part to monies from the diocesan Charity and Development Appeal.

Sri Lankan police chief resigns over bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNA) — The Sri Lanka chief of police resigned this week after bombings left dead more than 200 Christians on Easter morning. An official at the defense ministry has also stepped down.

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It’s not where you might think

VILNIUS, Lithuania (CNA) — Among Catholic devotions, the Divine Mercy message is well-known: the iconic image of Christ, with rays of red and white pouring from his heart; St. Faustina, called the “Apostle of Divine Mercy;” and the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Kraków, Poland.

Court says Philadelphia can end faith-based agencies’ foster placements

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled April 22 that the city of Philadelphia can bar Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from placing children in foster care with any family because the Catholic agency upholds traditional marriage.

Jesus replaced law of revenge with law of love, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The scales of justice cannot solve everything, especially when it comes to stopping a cycle of evil vengeance, Pope Francis said.

Becoming a seafarers’ chaplain was not exactly this Canadian deacon’s retirement plan

DELTA, British Columbia (CNS) — A few years ago, Dcn. Dileep Athaide could never have guessed he’d become a frequent visitor on the immense coal and container ships dotting the horizon in Delta and Vancouver.

Digital apostle: Pope cites tech whiz as role model for young people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his recent apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis told young men and women that they did not need to look far for role models who avoided the traps of “self-absorption, isolation and empty pleasure” that abound in the digital age.

Bishop Olmsted’s Address to the 2019 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

https://youtu.be/GQ1ZJtBvZfI?t=5270 Following are Bishop Olmsted's prepared remarks from the 2019 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on April 23,...

Cardinal criticizes Sri Lankan government for not taking precautions

BANGKOK (CNS) — Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has blamed the country’s authorities for the security lapse he claims could have prevented Easter bombings, in which the death toll surpassed 320.

Professional organization for young adult Catholics resumes monthly meetups May 1

Professionalism is one of the best ways we can draw young people into the Church, said the Phoenix chapter president of Young Catholic Professionals.