Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York and former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) pro-life committee, delivered the keynote address at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life at Georgetown University on Saturday.
Many will make sacrifices to attend the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama in late January, but few compare to the challenges facing young Catholics in nearby Nicaragua as the country deals with political and economic upheaval, some of it involving violent clashes with government forces that have plagued the Central American nation since last year.
Baseball Miracles, a nonprofit organization that introduces baseball and softball to economically disadvantaged children around the globe, recently visited Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, for a three-day clinic.
Take a stand against the electronification of everything – give (real) books this Christmas. Some recommendations:
Archbishop Bernard Hebda issued a letter on Friday stating that his predecessor Archbishop Nienstedt is unable to exercise public ministry in the archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis until allegations surrounding him are resolved.
In one of the most closely watched trials in modern Catholic Church history, Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Church official to stand trial for sexual abuse, was found guilty on Tuesday by a Melbourne Court.
President George H.W. Bush died on Friday evening in Houston, Texas. He was 94. The news was announced in a statement by his son, former President George W. Bush.
“Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted” has long been one of my favorite hymns. Its tune, taken from the 16th century Genevan Psalter, is eminently singable. The hymn text – when not corrupted by that politically correct scoundrel, “alt.,” – is even better. For Francis Bland Tucker’s lyrics put 21st-century congregations in touch with the second generation of Christians, and perhaps even the first, by combining various phrases from an ancient Christian prayer book and catechism, the Didache.
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, named Friday by Pope Francis to the planning committee for February’s high-stakes Vatican meeting on sex abuse, says the pope is seeking the “full involvement of the global Church in assuring the protection of children.”
Close to 200 people gathered at Roma View in Howard Beach to celebrate the 50th anniversary of lay leadership in the Diocese of Brooklyn this fall.