Jesuit Father Edward Reese, the president of St. Ignatius Prep School in San Francisco, Calif., offered prayers in both Phoenix and Washington, including a homily at the National Cathedral in Washington, after the death of John McCain, the senator from Arizona who died Aug. 25 at age 81 after a long struggle with brain cancer.
According to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Catholic imagination continues to inspire – or, at least, attract the masses.
In his 2018 Labor Day statement, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, calls for all persons to work together for just wages, which are necessary for families to flourish. A just wage is one that “not only provides for workers’ financial well-being, but fosters their social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions as individuals and members of society.”
Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, N.Y., acknowledged that even though his efforts in handling sex abuse claims in the diocese seem to have “fallen short,” he would not resign despite being asked to do so by several local leaders, including Catholics.
As Pope Francis wrapped up a 32-hour visit to Ireland on Sunday, the cold, windy and rainy weather undoubtedly put a damper on the turnout. Officials had expected around a half-million people to flock to Dublin’s Phoenix Park for the concluding Mass, but in the end the Vatican said 300,000 people turned out.
Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, and afterward 11-year-old Marco Lebron’s first thought was about the monks who teach at his school, Benedictine-run San Antonio Abad School and Abbey in Humacao.
Bill Donohue, president of The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, released this statement on how some Catholics are reacting to news stories about the clergy sexual abuse crisis:
When more than 100,000 young people gather with Pope Francis in Panama this January for World Youth Day, on prominent display will be two symbols that visited the Archdiocese of Chicago, Ill., Aug. 20. It was the first time these symbols visited Chicago. Much like the Olympic torch, the symbols make a pilgrimage to various countries leading up to World Youth Day.
Wonder Woman may have helped Joanna Wicks advance to the Miss America pageant, but the reigning Miss Delaware will rely on a higher power to help her stay calm during the competition.
In an Aug. 27 statement, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston also said that the questions raised by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former nuncio to the United States, in a letter published by two Catholic media outlets “deserve answers that are conclusive and based on evidence.”