Two decades after 9/11, Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett Jr.’s legacy lives on

By |2021-09-10T10:51:46-05:00September 10, 2021|World News|

There isn't a day that goes by that Tom and Beverly Burnett don't think about Sept. 11, 2001, and what that day cost their family: the life of their son, Tom Burnett Jr., who helped to lead the effort to take back United Airlines Flight 93 from its terrorist hijackers.

Vatican releases guidance for dioceses to begin synodal path

By |2021-09-08T08:20:32-05:00September 8, 2021|World News|

The Vatican has issued the preparatory document and a "handbook" for dioceses as part of the global church's preparation for the 2023 assembly of the Synod of Bishops, discussing the theme, "For a synodal church: communion, participation and mission."

Dioceses emerge from Hurricane Ida’s wrath as others prepare to help

By |2021-08-31T15:00:56-05:00August 31, 2021|World News|

Catholic Charities in and around the areas of Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricane Ida -- one of the most powerful storms to hit the continental U.S. since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 -- are collecting donations as they prepare to help with the yet-unknown damage caused by the late August storm.

Vaccine mandates open door for bishops to discern an appropriate action

By |2021-08-27T08:54:20-05:00August 27, 2021|World News|

The rise in coronavirus vaccine mandates around the country, including at Catholic diocesan offices, hospitals and universities, has prompted a parallel increase in interest in a vaccine exemption template letter developed by the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

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