Celebrating Freedom With Barbecues and Fireworks

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.

French Sex Abuse Commission Gets to Work

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.

Diocesan Assignments: June 1, 2019

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.

The Task of Proclaiming His Message

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.

Chile Bishop Says Pope’s Criticism Created ‘Painful,’ ‘Unfair’ Image

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 […]

Shooting Following Burkina Faso Catholic Mass Leaves Six Dead and Church Destroyed

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 […]

Tablet Talk May 11

Local Knights Honor Unknown Soldier; St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy’s art teacher; Queen and Mom