BALTIMORE (CNS) -- As the city cleaned up after a night of riots,
looting and fires following the funeral of Freddie Gray, Archbishop
William E. Lori said the church's place is to pray, be a voice for
peace, and participate in a wider community dialogue to solve the
systemic issues that ...
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- For four hours April 27, Freddie Gray Jr. was patiently and prayerfully memorialized.
That peace, however, was extremely fragile.
Gray, 25, died April 19, one week after being arrested on a weapons
charge and sustaining a severe spinal cord injury in West Baltimore
while in police custody. Thirty-six hours after ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops called same-sex marriage "the greatest social experiment of our
time" and said that "children do not need experiments," but rather the
love of a mother and father at the third annual March for Marriage rally
supporting traditional marriage on ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis offered his prayers to all those
affected by a deadly earthquake in Nepal and encouraged rescue and
emergency workers in their efforts.
More than 3,600 people were known to have been killed and more than
6,500 others injured after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit a mountainous
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop
Lawrence E. Brandt of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and appointed as his
successor Father Edward C. Malesic, judicial vicar of the Diocese of
Bishop Brandt, who has headed the Greensburg Diocese since 2004, is 76,
one year past the age that ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- A speaker told participants at the 2015
National Workshop on Christian Unity in Charlotte that a lack of unity
"seriously undermines Christian witness in the world from a Muslim
perspective, and it's ever present in our dialogue with Islam."
Sandra Keating, who spoke during an April 21 plenary ...
NEW YORK (CNS) -- The newsmagazine "48 Hours" and the documentary series
"NY Med" are among 20 Christopher Awards winners announced April 21 by
the Christophers, which is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of
service to God and humanity.
The awards, to be conferred at a May 13 ceremony in New York, ...
The Archdiocese of New York is looking for a few good eyewitnesses to the life of Catholic Worker co-founder and justice advocate Dorothy Day.
Its Dorothy Day Guild
is soliciting the names of people who worked alongside, knew or met Day
so they can be interviewed as ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For an international group of researchers and
scholars, serving at the pleasure of popes had meant producing lots of
papers on important topics. But with Pope Francis, they are moving from
publication to advocacy.
Margaret Archer, a British sociologist and president of the Pontifical
Academy of Social Sciences, ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Building a public address around his pastoral letter
on the racial divide in the United States, Bishop Edward K. Braxton of
Belleville, Illinois, asked his audience to imagine themselves in a
world where the Catholic Church's imagery and culture is Afro-centric.
In a program at Georgetown University April 20, ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Catholic Church spent a total of $150.7
million on child protection efforts and to address allegations of clergy
sexual abuse of minors in dioceses and religious orders between July
2013 and June 2014.
The total includes about $31.7 million for safe environment training
programs, background checks and ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra will
give the United States its first Hispanic saint, which should help more
Americans realize that the country was settled by both Hispanics and
Anglos, said the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin
Guzman Carriquiry, the Vatican official who hails ...
BOSTON (CNS) -- The parents of Martin Richard, the youngest victim
killed in the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago, are asking that
the death penalty be taken "off the table" for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
On April 8, Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts related to the
attack that killed three ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of
Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who was
convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report
suspected child abuse.
The Vatican announced the bishop's resignation April 21, specifying it
was under the terms of the ...