N.J. archdiocese says it has requested but not yet received data, analysis

After being made aware of a "published media report with information inferring possible inappropriate software app use by certain clergy" within the Newark Archdiocese, a statement from the archdiocese said it is reviewing the matter.

Eucharist document should unite, not divide, the church, panelists advise

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in the middle of drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist, received words of advice from a panel convened July 28 to discuss the challenges facing the American church as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and seeks to overcome divisions that threaten church unity.

Minnesota gymnast, silver medalist, relies on hard work, trust in God

The Twin City Twisters in Champlin is the home gym of Grace McCallum, a member of the 2018 World Championship U.S. gymnastics team.

As he turns 65, Archbishop Gänswein not dwelling on his situation

On July 30, Archbishop Georg Gänswein celebrates his 65th birthday. For most bishops, this is not a particularly special day, since normally they only must submit their retirement at 75.

Runner’s surge to become Olympian starts with faith in God and self

As Cole Hocker approached the starting line for the biggest race of his life, he paused for a moment to follow his usual prerace routine of saying a prayer.

Fifth Chinese bishop ordained with both government, papal approval

When Father Anthony Li Hui was ordained a bishop July 28 in the cathedral of the Diocese of Pingliang, China, he became the fifth Chinese bishop appointed under the terms of a Vatican-China agreement signed in 2018 and renewed in 2020, the Vatican press office said.

Trinity Washington University clears tuition debts for 540 students

Over 40% of Trinity Washington University's full-time undergraduate students opened their emails from the university July 23 to learn they will start the school year with a clean financial slate, because the university paid off their outstanding debts.

South Korea honors Father Kapaun with country’s highest military honor

Father Emil Kapaun, a priest of the Wichita Diocese who laid down his life as a military chaplain during the Korean War, received South Korea's highest military decoration posthumously in Seoul July 27.

As anniversaries approach, Japan’s bishops call for prohibition of nukes

Catholic bishops in Japan called for the prohibition of nuclear weapons as they announced a 10-day prayer program marking the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

100 don white coats as Creighton’s first four-year medical class at new Phoenix campus

The first group of Creighton University students in Phoenix has begun studies to enter a profession that desperately needs them in Arizona.