January 20, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
VATICAN CITY. After launching the first video series on his monthly prayer intentions last year, Pope Francis has decided to make some changes for 2017 by going back to an older system focusing on just one intention rather than two.
 

Inauguration Day

Cardinal Dolan has a minute to read from Book of Wisdom at inauguration
January 20, 2017  |  By DENNIS SADOWSKI, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON.  New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the Scripture passage he chose to read at the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president — Wisdom chapter 9 in which King Solomon prays for wisdom to lead Israel according to God’s will — was an easy one to make.


 
January 20, 2017  |  By DAVID AGREN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MEXICO CITY. A Catholic priest has been found dead in northern Mexico, marking another attack on clergy in a country where the widespread violence of the past decade has not spared church leaders.


 
January 20, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio. Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, whose name is almost synonymous with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7 at Garvey Manor, a Catholic nursing home in  Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, after a long illness. He was 85.
 

Time of Mercy

Holy doors close, but mission of mercy continues
November 18, 2016  |  By CINDY WOODEN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
VATICAN CITY. The Year of Mercy brought more than 20 million pilgrims to Rome, but for Pope Francis, the idea always was that the celebration of God’s mercy would be local: have people experience God’s love in their parishes and send them out into the world to commit random acts of mercy.
 
September 19, 2016  |  By ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Jason Keas, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Cheyenne Wells and St. Augustine Parish in Kit Carson, served alongside Denver’s Archbishop Samuel Aquila at the Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of St. Teresa Calcutta on Sept. 4.

He then concelebrated with Cardinal James Stafford for the first ever feast day of St. Teresa on Sept. 5. Both Masses were held at St. Joseph’s Church in Denver.

 
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