Pope Advances Sainthood Causes For 17 Women

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of three women and recognized the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters who were killed during the Spanish Civil War.

Four CRS Members Aboard Ethiopian Jet That Crashed

Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation. The accident March 10 claimed the lives of 157 people on board, many of them from humanitarian agencies.

Sunset at the Sea of Galilee

Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., pastor of St. Matthias, Ridgewood and Msgr. Kieran Harrington, vicar for communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn, led pilgrims from Brooklyn and Queens to the Holy Land for a Lenten pilgrimage, March 7-15.

For Lent, Give Up Hypocrisy, Pope Says

Lent is a time to ask for God’s grace to chip away at hypocrisy, which is seen in the natural human attempt to appear “worthier than we are,” Pope Francis said March 8 during his early Morning Mass.