New Yorkers and tourists in Midtown Manhattan have been gazing up at a smiling Pope Francis at one of New York’s busiest intersections.
As ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” bellowed across an immaculately groomed sports field not far from St. Peter’s Basilica, a new class of U.S. seminarians faced off against their peers in a fraternal game of softball.
“Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression,” Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention once again to the fate of persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East.
“I was nervous telling him, even though I was 36 years old at the time,” Richard said. “He was actually tinkering on the car, and that’s a good time to catch him because he loved doing mechanics. So, I shared with him that I had same-sex attraction.”
Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Catholic education vicar, and Jason Slattery, director, outline vision for new schools mission office
City Connects program aims to bridge achievement gap in seven urban Catholic schools
Schools share new leadership and initiatives, from multimillion-dollar buildings to yoga class
Three local principals describe what it’s taking to turn their schools around
Almost every day Terry Adamson takes a Metro Mobility bus from her New Hope apartment to St. Joseph in West St. Paul. When she arrives, fellow parishioners are drawn to her joyful, loving presence.
The end of pig wrestling at St. Patrick Parish’s annual summer festival could have spelled the demise of a successful parish social and fundraising activity.
The president of the Scottish bishops’ conference offered a “profound apology” to victims of child abuse following a national review of church safeguarding procedures.
Participants explore St. John Paul II’s ‘Letter to Families’ amid gay marriage issue, World Meeting of Families
In the Year of Mercy, the Catholic Church’s annual day of reflection and prayer on the situation of migrants and refugees will include a special reminder that “welcoming the stranger” is a corporal work of mercy.
Work is an important expression of human dignity and of caring for one’s family, but today there is a “dangerous tendency” to consider a worker’s family obligations as an obstacle to productivity and profit, Pope Francis said.