Other Recent Articles

New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The church’s newest saints represent a diverse group of people who offer encouragement and hope to Christians today through their example, a Brazilian bishop said.

Continue Reading

Vatican: Canada did not seek extradition for diplomat with porn charges

Vatican: Canada did not seek extradition for diplomat with porn charges

| Carol Glatz | October 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Canadian authorities did not request the extradition of a Vatican diplomat who has been charged by police in Canada of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography, a Vatican spokesman said.

Continue Reading

Bishop says decline of faith in West hurts Nigerian church

Bishop says decline of faith in West hurts Nigerian church

| October 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

A Nigerian bishop said the Catholic Church in his country is beginning to lose its public influence partly because of the decline of religious faith in the West.

Continue Reading

Catholic schools in Miami find room for Puerto Rican students

Catholic schools in Miami find room for Puerto Rican students

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools in the Miami Archdiocese are accepting students and enrollment inquiries from Puerto Rican families displaced to Florida after the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.

Continue Reading

Iowa court upholds state’s requiring 72-hour waiting period for abortions

Iowa court upholds state’s requiring 72-hour waiting period for abortions

| Lindsay Steele | October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Iowa District Court judge Oct. 2 upheld the state’s 72-hour waiting period for abortions, signed into law in May by former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

Continue Reading

Unfinished

Unfinished

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 5 Comments

Four years ago in September, I sat at the kitchen table in the rectory reading the newspaper. I was a parish pastor and had been serving parishes and schools for over 23 years. I saw the headlines and was disturbed. There was yet another story on clergy sexual abuse. I felt angry at Church leaders and fighting attorneys. I felt frustrated that this issue had been going on since before I was ordained. I felt sadness and compassion for victims and their families.

I was clueless that in less than a week, I would be named vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese.

Continue Reading

Inconcluso

Inconcluso

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hace cuatro años, en septiembre, me senté a la mesa de la cocina en la rectoría leyendo el periódico. Yo era un pastor de la parroquia y había estado sirviendo parroquias y escuelas por más de 23 años. Vi los titulares y me molestó. Había otra historia sobre el abuso sexual del clero. Me sentí enojado con los líderes de la Iglesia y abogados de lucha. Me sentí frustrado porque este asunto había estado ocurriendo desde antes de que fuera ordenado. Sentía tristeza y compasión por las víctimas y sus familias.
Yo no tenía ni idea de que en menos de una semana, sería nombrado vicario general y moderador de la curia de la archidiócesis.

Continue Reading

South Korean Catholics pray for Olympics as tensions build in North

South Korean Catholics pray for Olympics as tensions build in North

| Alastair Wanklyn | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parishes in the South Korean province that will host the 2018 Winter Olympics are praying for the event’s success as tensions increase between Washington and Pyongyang, a spokesman for South Korea’s Diocese of Chuncheon told Catholic News Service.

Continue Reading

To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

| Deacon Stephan Najarian | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus used many parables to describe the kingdom of heaven. It’s like a mustard seed, a treasure buried in a field, a pearl of great price, and, as we hear this Sunday, like a wedding feast. The Book of Revelation describes heaven as the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb: Jesus the bridegroom, celebrating the union with his bride, the Church, in one huge banquet for all eternity.

Continue Reading