Addressing a packed audience of approximately 1,000 on the campus of Harvard University on Sunday, Bishop Robert Barron offered those in attendance a window into the “Catholic intellectual tradition” by emphatically proclaiming: “The glory of God is man fully alive!”
On the evening of Sept. 8, 1955, public security officers of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a mass arrest of Catholic clergy in the city of Shanghai. Among them was the first native-born bishop of the city, Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei. By the end of the month, over 1,200 priests and lay faithful were arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned.
A worker for the Conrad Schmitt company, which provides artistic services for church restoration, applies paint to one of the many murals at the top of St. Anne Church in Somerset, which is in the middle of a large re-construction project that involves virtually the entire building.
On a hot Saturday afternoon in La Pointe, St. Joseph’s Church parochial administrator Fr. Sare Sagar Rajesh welcomed everyone to a “joyous occasion” at the site of the oldest Catholic community in the state of Wisconsin.
The 150th anniversary for Ashland’s Our Lady of the Lake Parish was many months in the making, but the history and heritage behind this sesquicentennial celebration is comprised of generations of Catholic laity and missionary religious.
A Catholic ministry from the Diocese of Superior is in the Wisconsin Supreme Court this week to explain that its care for the poor, elderly and disabled is part of its religious mission.
On the eve of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a leading advocate for the persecuted Church said that awareness of religious persecution in the Western world is growing, thanks to the emergence of four new shrines dedicated to persecuted Christians in the last five years.
A 19-year-old U.K. woman with a rare disease wants to seek experimental treatment abroad, but a judge has ruled that she is not competent to make decisions about her treatment. The ruling could result in withdrawing treatment, following her doctors’ wishes.