While celebrating the Fourth of July this week, I remembered the first time I spent the holiday in the United States almost three decades ago. I grew up in Cuba, where the celebration of national holidays — as with almost any aspect of daily life — was run by the government.
For nearly a century, the 40-foot cross “has expressed the community’s grief at the loss of the young men who perished, its thanks for their sacrifice, and its dedication to the ideals for which they fought. It has become a prominent community landmark.”
Bishop John Stowe is calling for a new emphasis on encountering the diverse communities within the diocese of central and eastern Kentucky.
France’s first ever independent commission set up by the Catholic Church to examine claims of clergy abuse has now launched its appeal for witnesses to offer testimony.
Rev. Pedro F. Angucho, to parochial vicar of Divine Mercy, Williamsburg, effective June 1.Rev. Michael F. Falce, to parochial vicar of St. Patrick, Fort Hamilton, effective June 1.Rev. JohnPaul K.C. Obiaeri, to parochial vicar of Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill, effective June 1.Rev. Edwin A. Ortiz, to parochial vicar of St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, effective June 1.
In recent weeks, all of us have been horrified by the incomprehensible acts of violence perpetrated by terrorists and others who have taken the lives of innocent people, young and old alike. Suicide bombings in Sri Lanka took place on Easter Sunday as Christians gathered together to celebrate the Risen Lord. Six days later, a gunman opened fire on Jewish people in a San Diego synagogue. These acts challenge the faith of all good people.Nevertheless, the hand of God was seen in the actions of some who have responded to the occasion with courage and goodness.
The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend was an emotional one for Father Mark Bristol as he was sworn in as the U.S. Navy’s newest chaplain.
By Inés San Martín SANTIAGO, Chile (Crux) – When the entire Chilean Bishops’ Conference presented their resignations to Pope Francis in Rome last year amid a massive scandal involving clerical sexual abuse and cover-up, Celestino Aos Braco had been a Bishop of a small diocese for just four years. As it turns out, it was […]
The Tablet Staff After a peaceful Sunday morning church service in the remote town of Dablo, Burkina Faso, a group of 20 gunmen presumed to be jihadists surrounded the church, and shot and killed six worshippers, including a parish priest. According to an eyewitness account shared with Vatican News, the priest, Father Simeon Yamp, was […]
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