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ATTLEBORO -- St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church kicked off a $1.5 million restoration project Tuesday with prayers and bright yellow imitation construction helmets. The helmets were worn by dozens of children from nearby St. John's School. They assembled on the church lawn along with ...
By Catholic News Service • Posted April 25, 2018. WASHINGTON (CNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration announced support April 25 for a bipartisan bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for young adults brought into the country as minors without legal documentation. The proposed bill also ...

"The (bishops) after praying, listening and seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit, accept being (part of), in the character of 'mediator and witness' the dialogue ... "Separate from the average citizens, the elites on each side have some reasons to distrust the Catholic Church," said James Bosworth, a former ...
A woman and boy mourn outside a police station jail March 28 in Valencia, Venezuela. At least 68 people, mostly prisoners, were killed in a fire at the jail. (Credit: CNS photo/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters.) Venezuela's Catholic bishops have warned that looming elections will not be "free and fair," and ...
In an article published today in the German bishops' news portal Katholisch.de, Bishop Feige criticized those opposed to the proposal, saying they “still seem to hold to a pre-conciliar image of the Church and to have hardly internalized the Catholic principles of ecumenism.” The intercommunion proposal ...
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor,yesterday wept visibly over the killing of two Catholic priests; Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, one catechist and 14 worshippers in Benue State. The victims were said to have attended Morning Mass at St.

Retired Bishop David Foley, former head of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham from 1994-2005, died Tuesday night, the diocese announced. Foley had been battling cancer. He died at 7:01 p.m., April 17, at the St. John Vianney Residence for Priests. He was 88. Foley was hospitalized on Feb. 25.
The Lutheran-Catholic mutual admiration society in Western Pennsylvania shows no signs of stopping. Catholic Bishop David Zubik and Lutheran Bishop Kurt Kusserow will jointly receive the 15th annual Excellence is Ageless Award from the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation at an April 27 banquet at Heinz ...
He had been asked by Rome to step aside in favor of a Communist Party-approved bishop in the region. This was meant to be a key plank in Rome's efforts to heal a decades-long rift in the Roman Catholic Church in China, which is divided between underground worshipers, priests and bishops loyal to ...
Some 300 young people from all over the world from different backgrounds and even different religions, gathered this week in Rome to provide advice to an upcoming summit of Catholic bishops on youth, have discussed a wide array of topics, and among other points plan to offer the bishops a frank ...
A proposed federal law that would allow discrimination against LGBTQ people has received support from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was announced in January and re-introduced earlier this month. The bill would allow people acting on “a sincerely ...
Police this week arrested the bishop of Formosa, Jose Ribeiro, on allegations that he and other Catholic clergymen stole about US$608,000 from church coffers, Reuters reports. The funds came from donations and fees collected on ceremonies such as weddings and baptisms, the Goais prosecutor's office ...
Earlier this month, the Saginaw County Assistant Prosecutor's Office formed a special investigative team to coordinate and investigate allegations of abuse involving "officials" within the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw. Messages were left with the diocese seeking comment. Doors to the diocese office in ...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has endorsed the anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” legislation known as the First Amendment Defense Act. ... Ky., who chairs the conference's Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., chairman of the Subcommittee for the ...
By Catholic News Service • Posted March 8, 2018. TURKU, Finland (CNS) — The strained relationship between church and state in Scandinavia was a leading issue at the forefront of the recent Nordic Bishops' Conference general assembly in Turku, Finland. “As Christians in a secular society, we must speak with one ...
“We Catholic bishops of New Mexico respectfully request our elected officials keep their focus on the issue at hand: The plight of our children living in extreme poverty,” Wester, Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantu and Gallup Bishop James Wall wrote. A constitutional amendment to increase annual distributions ...
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — In front of a packed house last Sunday evening here at the Catholic Campus Ministry Center, Bishop Dennis Sullivan urged Stockton University's students to “encounter the Lord, and quench your thirst with the Living Water.” Addressing the students after the reading of John's ...

"Bishop Foley had previously been diagnosed with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, another uncommon malignancy of the bone marrow, for which he has been undergoing continuous treatment with chemotherapeutic agents for the past six months. In view of this most recent diagnosis, which carries a ...
9, looked and felt a lot like a typical ordination of a Roman Catholic bishop. The order of the liturgy, the prayers, and the symbols were remarkably traditional. Like all bishops, Donato was offered sacramentals to mark to her nascent episcopacy: a crozier carved by her husband, Phil; a pectoral cross from ...
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) has suggested churches in Texas sever ties with pro-life group Texas Right to Life, encouraging Catholics to volunteer with other pro-life groups in the state. The TCCB's advisory was read after Masses and printed in church bulletins in ...
The bishop, Guo Xijin, 59, is one of at least two “underground” bishops — those recognized by the Roman Catholic Church but not by the Chinese authorities — who have ... Bishop Guo's diocese of Mindong in southeastern Fujian Province has been a center of Catholicism in China since the 17th century.
Poland already has some of the most stringent anti-abortion laws in Europe. The staunchly Catholic country made abortion illegal, with a few exceptions, in 1993. The move was strongly supported by Polish Catholic church leaders. Then-Pope John Paul II campaigned in his home country in favor of the bill.


 

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