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Fifth National Encuentro participants share joy, hope, energy, spirit

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Joy, hope, energy and a spirit of continued collaboration are contagious among the participants of the Fifth National Encuentro, like Fermin...

Encuentro encouraged to ‘go forth as community of missionary disciples’

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Quoting from Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel," Archbishop Christophe Pierre encouraged Hispanic Catholic leaders and bishops to...

National Fifth Encuentro seeks plan for Hispanic ministry

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- A video message from Pope Francis and a procession of Encuentro crosses representing all of the participating episcopal regions were the...

Bishop Robert Morneau, retired auxiliary of Green Bay, admits failure to...

ALLOUEZ, Wis. -- Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert F. Morneau of Green Bay has requested and has been granted a withdrawal from all public ministry. In...

Apostolic visitor outlines plans for expansion at Medjugorje shrine

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish archbishop tasked with overseeing Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine has outlined plans for expansion, including more Masses in different languages and...

Effie Calderola: Now is not the time to ditch a bruised,...

By EFFIE CALDEROLA The crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church lumbers along. We were still reeling from the Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual misconduct...

Attending Mass on Sunday night becoming new tradition for many Catholics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Going to church on Sunday morning is a tradition for most Catholics, but a new trend may be emerging: Sunday-evening Masses. St....

U.S. bishops’ conference outlines confidential reporting system to report abuse

WASHINGTON -- Pledging to "heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us," the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined...

Mercy sisters’ home provides refuge during Florence

BELMONT, N.C. (CNS) -- Holy Angels, a home in Belmont for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, lived up to its reputation of hospitality,...

Addicts and their loved ones talk about life with opioid addiction

ARLINGTON, Va. — It was a Saturday night, and Billy was eating pizza and watching a sporting event in the basement bedroom of his...

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