When it comes to the earliest orders of Black Catholic religious sisters in the United States, Shannen Dee Williams wants people to recognize something she considers overlooked — the perseverance, struggle, and commitment to God they put forth to make religious life possible for black women and girls.
Ahead of a House of Representatives vote this week, the U.S. bishop’s conference denounced the Equality Act as a bill that “discriminates against people of faith,” and something that “can be construed to include an abortion mandate.”
For almost a week, amid an historic winter storm that’s left much of Texas paralyzed and shut down, Father Pat O’Brien and others at St. Pius X Catholic Church in San Antonio have operated under a simple mantra: “Whatever the need is, we will be open.”
There have been enough earthquakes in Puerto Rico over the past year and a half that the sensation has stuck with Archbishop Roberto González Nieves of San Juan. Sometimes, González said, he thinks the earth is shaking even when it’s not.
Parishes across the state of Texas have canceled Ash Wednesday Masses amid a winter storm that’s left over three million people without power and brought record low temperatures all week.
When it comes to the earliest orders of Black Catholic religious sisters in the United States, Shannen Dee Williams wants people to recognize the perseverance, struggle, and commitment to God they put forth to make religious life possible for Black women and girls in the United States — something she considers overlooked.
Catholic environmental advocates applauded President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit as a positive step towards a greener economy, but question if the decision was short-sighted with no job alternatives in place.
For Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, the way U.S. bishops should approach President Joe Biden and important issues can in part be answered through a question his mother used to ask: “What would Jesus do?”
Just after 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, Thomas Hackett stood in the middle of about 50 people crowded on a Washington D.C. street corner. With his eyes closed and fist clenched around wooden rosary beads, he led the group through a series of Hail Mary prayers.
For about 200 people, subfreezing temperatures, blistering winds, and a recommendation to stay at home didn’t matter. They joined about 60 pro-life advocates for the 48th National March for Life from the Museum of the Bible to the Supreme Court.