Ten years ago, Pope Francis issued his first extensive piece of writing as pope with the apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), a document that laid out his vision for how the Catholic Church should evangelize the modern world.
The NYPD and FDNY have enjoyed long and close ties with the Catholic Church and police officers and firefighters often turn to their faith to help them deal with tragedies and day to day struggles on the job.
For revelers at this year’s West Indian Day Parade, the festivities were an opportunity to embrace the culture of the Caribbean islands they descended from.
Nicaragua has frozen the bank accounts of dioceses nationwide as the regime of President Daniel Ortega escalates its persecution of the Catholic Church with accusations of theft and money laundering.
The Catholic Church has dispatched aid materials to the hardest-hit regions of Myanmar after deadly Cyclone Mocha battered the southeast Asian country May 14.
Catholic Church leaders around the country offered prayers for Pope Francis following the Vatican’s March 29 announcement that he would be hospitalized in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for a few days to treat a respiratory infection.
A U.S. bishops’ committee said they oppose recent alternatives for human burial and traditional cremation, contending they “fail to satisfy the Church’s requirements for proper respect for the bodies of the dead.”
At the dedication of a shrine to honor Blessed Stanley Rother, the first martyr from the U.S. recognized by the Catholic Church, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said Father Rother was an ordinary man with deep faith, who charted a path anybody can follow.
As Ukraine faces the one-year anniversary Feb. 24 of the full-scale invasion of its country by Russian forces, Catholic Church leaders and providers of humanitarian relief there say the conflict has taken its toll but has not defeated the Ukrainian people.
Eager to prove that local parishes stand ready to help pregnant women who choose life over abortion in post-Roe America, the Diocese of Brooklyn is joining a nationwide program aimed at providing assistance and resources for mothers-to-be.