Diocesan Youth ‘Lock-In’ on Faith And Friends at Overnight Retreat

There’s a climactic scene in “The Lion King” where a conflicted and lost Simba looks into a pool of water, and his reflection becomes the face of his father, Mufasa. Mufasa then tells Simba to remember who he is, that is, the true king of the Pride Lands. 

Santa Fe Archbishop ‘Ashamed’ of Abuse by Catholic Clergy

Less than three months after the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, reached an agreement in its yearslong Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Archbishop John Wester has published an open letter to sexual abuse claimants saying that he is “ashamed” of what happened to them.

Mercy Nun Serving Disabled Children Wins American Catholic Honor

Sister Rosemary Connelly, a lifelong advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, will receive the 2023 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame, one of the oldest and most prestigious honors given to American Catholics.

Texas Bishop Appointed to Synod Planning Committee

About seven months ahead of the first session of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, the Vatican has announced a small planning committee for the gathering that includes Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas.

Cardinal Gregory Reminds Catholics to ‘Intensify’ Prayers for Ukraine

More than a year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington is reminding Catholics that regardless of the amount of news coverage the war does or doesn’t receive, it’s important to draw inspiration from the affected Ukrainian civilians and children “to intensify our prayers and commitment to peace.”

Bishop O’Connell’s Legacy: ‘He Brought Us All Closer Together’

There was an instance at the March 2 memorial Mass for Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell that Gregory Warner realized wouldn’t have happened in years past: the Knights of Peter Claver and the Knights of Columbus came together as an honor guard for the casket.