As World Youth Day approaches, U.S. organizers offered tips on how pilgrims can prepare logistically, spiritually and even digitally.
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of a U.S. bishop, who ministered to California farmworkers and the poor, and recognized the martyrdom of an Italian layman, who died en route to a Nazi death camp after refusing to recite allegiance to Adolf Hitler.
The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees are urging Congress to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 as an “immediate federal remedy” for government “coercion on abortion.”
As the church in the U.S. has shown an increasing presence of Spanish-speaking Catholics, so will the tens of thousands of young people traveling to 2016 edition of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.
Three months after the publication of Pope Francis’ exhortation on marriage and family, bishops and bishops’ conferences around the world are studying practical ways to apply it. Some still disagree on what exactly the pope meant.
Pope Francis has named Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich a member of the Congregation for Bishops, the office that advises the pope on the nomination of bishops around the world.
Bishop Robert W. Muench of Baton Rouge is urging the local community to be “ministers of healing to a hurting world” while protests are taking place about the police shooting of a black man outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge July 5.
The shooting of police officers July 7 near the end of a demonstration in Dallas against fatal shootings by police officers in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis earlier in the week “calls us to a moment of national reflection,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Five Dallas law enforcement officers were assassinated July 7 as at least one sniper opened fire in downtown Dallas as hundreds of demonstrators were winding down a march protesting recent fatal officer-involved shootings in other parts of the country.
Nick Hall hopes to see 1 million Americans of all faiths come together around Jesus on the National Mall in Washington July 16.
The Supreme Court’s June 27 decision to strike down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics is having ripple effects on legislation across the country and it also has galvanized those on both sides of the abortion issue.
At a meeting called by the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, participants, including the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ director of Latino Ministry, spent four days exchanging ideas, attending different panels, discussing the current situation facing youth ministry and exploring the relationship between the Church and technology.