September 7, 2018  |  By ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
DUBLIN, Ireland. The Irish and families from around the world welcomed the visit of Pope Francis to celebrate the closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on Aug. 26, saying that the pope brought a fresh wave of hope.
 

Speaking to Knights of Columbus, Ukrainian archbishop says country still needs aid

‘Frozen conflict’ has caused humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
August 17, 2018  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
BALTIMORE. Since 2014, Ukraine “has been a victim of relentless military aggression” and suffered countless human tragedies, but now the media’s attention has shifted away from the country to other conflict zones, the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said in an address in Baltimore.
 
August 3, 2018  |  By ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
DENVER. Although many people attribute Catholics’ widespread rejection of “Humanae Vitae” to the sexual revolution of the 1960s, one moral theologian said the Catholic Church needs to look elsewhere to discover the roots of the problem.
 

Public comment period now open for proposed Protect Life Rule for Title X

Protect Life Rule aims to stop abortion funding
June 15, 2018  |  By STEVE LARKIN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. The public comment period on the Protect Life Rule, a proposed revision to Title X regulations, opened June 1 and will close July 31.

The Office of Population Affairs, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, oversees the Title X Family Planning Program.


 
April 6, 2018  |  By SARAH SMITH

 
February 16, 2018  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, KATIE SCOTT

PORTLAND, Ore. The marriage appeared severed. It was a mess of miscommunication, heartbreak and a broken vow. They’d contacted divorce lawyers and he’d moved out. Her friends encouraged her to dump him.

“Our marriage was in a crisis that we couldn’t overcome ourselves,” said Carol McMenamin, 63.


 
December 1, 2017  |  By FATHER CLIFF JACOBSON
CHEYENNE, Wyo. As people of faith, we all have a voice to the Lord. In keeping with the great commission of the eleven to “make disciples of all nations,” (Matthew 28: 19 - 20), those involved in church ministries of all kinds have unique opportunities to use their voices in very profound and impactful ways. How are we using our voices in our ministries? Do we find it difficult to find opportunities to strengthen our voice?
 
September 1, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi. The National Weather Service said in a tweet Aug. 27 that the rainfall expected after the hurricane and storm are over “are beyond anything experienced before.” The hurricane, named Harvey, is said to be the strongest one to hit the United States in more than a decade and perhaps the strongest one to make landfall in Texas.
 

Working for Unity

Bishops form new body to address ‘sin of racism’ that ‘inflicts’ nation
September 1, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Saying there is an “urgent need” to address “the sin of racism” in the country and find solutions to it, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and named one of the country’s African-American Catholic bishops to chair it.
 
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