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Grandparents have special role in families: evangelizing

WAVERLY, Iowa — Now more than ever, grandparents have an essential role in their families, particularly when it comes to passing on the faith...

N.J. parishioner takes heed on ‘On care for our common home’

CALIFON, N.J. -- In 2013, when Swedish telecom equipment and software giant Ericcson decided to renovate its Piscataway campus, it forewarned employees to plan...

Vatican letter acknowledges McCarrick allegations from 2000

VATICAN CITY -- A top official from the Vatican Secretariat of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop...

Cardinal Wuerl to kick off ‘season of healing’ in Washington

WASHINGTON -- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington encouraged archdiocesan parishes to participate in a six-week "Season of Healing" to counter what he called...

Consolata priest helps Colombians find forgiveness after long war

BOGOTA, Colombia — If Colombians truly seek peace, they must give up vengeance and seek reconciliation by forgiving themselves and one another, said a...

Canon law professor says church did not foresee crimes by...

WASHINGTON -- The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicization, according to...

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter help Habitat near Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Although stormy skies often interrupted the hammering and sent volunteers ducking for tents, a Habitat for Humanity event in Indiana...

At hearing, Kavanaugh highlights his Catholic Charities’ volunteer work

WASHINGTON — During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett...

In Pa., victims fund proposed instead of nixing statute of limitations

The Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania should set up a fund to compensate survivors of clergy sexual abuse in lieu of the legislature lifting the...

Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

WASHINGTON — Addressing the clergy abuse crisis in the church will require “wider lay engagement, more realized accountability and evident transparency,” said Washington Cardinal...

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