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Racism renders people invisible and denies human dignity, Cardinal Turkson says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — To describe how racism can be dissolved, Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, referred...

Sunday Scripture Readings, March 6, 2016

    March 6, Fourth Sunday of Lent Cycle C. Readings: 1) Joshua 5:9a, 10-12 Psalm 34:2-7 2) 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 This week's Gospel story of the prodigal...

Grand jury finds priests abused hundreds of children in Altoona-Johnstown diocese

ALTOONA, Pa. — Hundreds of children were sexually abused over at least 40 years by priests and other religious leaders in the Diocese of...

Catholic Navy SEAL, presented Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan,...

WASHINGTON — A Catholic Navy SEAL with a strong devotion to St. Michael the Archangel was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack...

President of Mount St. Mary’s University resigns – updated

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Simon Newman, president of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, resigned from his post Feb. 29 and the university’s board of...

Cardinal Pell: Bishop committed ‘gross deception’ about Australian pedophile

SYDNEY — When former Bishop Ronald Mulkearns of Ballarat moved a pedophile priest from parish to parish in the early 1970s without divulging the...

Cardinal Pell tells Australian abuse hearing he won’t defend indefensible

SYDNEY — The Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, Cardinal George Pell, told a special hearing of Australia's Royal Commission Into Institutional...

Chinese authorities continue removing crosses from churches

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are continuing their campaign of removing crosses in Zhejiang province, and one of the latest was taken from a Catholic...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ remains relevant today, says teacher

Catholic News Service LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As news broke that Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” died Feb. 19, eighth-graders from St. Aloysius...

Sunday Scripture Readings, Feb. 28, 2016

    Feb. 28, Third Sunday of Lent             Cycle C. Readings:             1) Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15             Psalm 103:1-4, 6-8, 11             2) 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12             Gospel: Luke...

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