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Pope asks Mary, Queen of Peace, to end war in Ukraine and everywhere

By |2022-06-01T07:48:28-05:00June 1, 2022|World News|

After setting white flowers at a statue of Mary, Queen of Peace, Pope Francis prayed the rosary and asked Mary to intercede to bring peace to Ukraine and to every place in the world torn by violent conflict.

Elderly must share life’s wisdom with the young, pope says

By |2022-05-25T09:20:41-05:00May 25, 2022|World News|

Seeing all the violence and injustice in the world, people easily grow disillusioned and wonder about the meaning of life, but Christians must fight the temptation of weariness with faith and a passion for justice, Pope Francis said.

Students share joys, concerns about church at synod listening sessions

By |2022-05-24T09:10:49-05:00May 24, 2022|World News|

Jennifer McMahon, a sophomore biology major at Villanova University, said recent campus listening sessions in preparation for the Catholic Church's 2023 synod made her feel that her concerns "were being acknowledged not simply by the church, but my peers."

Pulitzer-winning composer performed honored work at Milwaukee cathedral

By |2022-05-23T08:38:50-05:00May 23, 2022|World News|

When somebody is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, it's usually one of those stop-the-presses moments to honor compelling, groundbreaking journalism. Not quite so for Raven Chacon. He won the Pulitzer for music with his work "Voiceless Mass," which received its world premiere last November at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Milwaukee.

Franciscan sisters’ land acknowledgment ceremony honors Indigenous nations

By |2022-05-20T10:19:20-05:00May 20, 2022|Local News, World News|

In what may have been the first such ceremony held by a Catholic religious community in Wisconsin, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross hosted a land acknowledgment ceremony on the grounds of St. Francis Convent May 14.

Bishops express sorrow, condemn racially motivated shooting in Buffalo

By |2022-05-17T08:51:26-05:00May 17, 2022|World News|

Several U.S. Catholic bishops expressed sorrow and called out racism and gun violence after reports of a May 14 mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, that left at least three injured and 10 dead -- a crime authorities categorized as likely motivated by hatred for Black people.

Minnesota Catholics examine church’s role in Indian boarding schools

By |2022-05-11T07:35:42-05:00May 11, 2022|World News|

The doll is about 6 inches tall, handcrafted of red leather, with a tan belt and headband around its long black hair. It's a male warrior, holding a bow. "This is actually me," D. Richard Wright said of the doll.

Relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis find home in Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey

By |2022-05-05T07:26:31-05:00May 5, 2022|World News|

A beatified teenager's passionate love of the Eucharist was put on display for a group of New Jersey Catholic school students as U.S. Catholics begin a three-year eucharistic revival.

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