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Synod call to communion can help a fractured world, theologian says

By |2023-10-10T07:31:13-05:00October 10, 2023|World News|

The Catholic Church is called to be an instrument of communion with God and unity among all people, but it requires grace and "learning to 'bear with' reality, gently, generously, lovingly and courageously for the peace and salvation of the whole world," a theologian told the assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

‘People of goodwill’ at Vatican event respond to ‘Laudate Deum’

By |2023-10-06T09:25:55-05:00October 6, 2023|World News|

Atop one of the highest hills in the Vatican Gardens, surrounded by green lawns, rose trellises, butterflies and green parrots, a panel of activists and a Nobel-prize winning physicist gathered to offer their insights on the importance of Pope Francis' latest document on the climate crisis.

Thousands join Dominicans in Washington, DC, for rosary pilgrimage

By |2023-10-02T08:36:11-05:00October 2, 2023|World News|

A few thousand Catholics joined Dominican priests and sisters on Saturday for a daylong event in Washington, D.C., focused on praying and reflecting on the rosary to conclude a nine-month rosary novena.

Bishop Robert Barron speaks at Harvard University: ‘The glory of God is man fully alive!’

By |2023-09-19T08:19:10-05:00September 19, 2023|World News|

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!”

A profile in courage: Cardinal Kung and Catholic resistance in Shanghai

By |2023-09-08T10:26:08-05:00September 18, 2023|World News|

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.

There are now 4 shrines dedicated to Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians

By |2023-09-08T10:37:24-05:00September 14, 2023|World News|

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.

UK judge rules seriously ill teen lacks mental competence to seek experimental treatment

By |2023-09-08T10:17:36-05:00September 12, 2023|World News|

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.

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