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‘Christian discipleship’ motivated Rev. Martin Luther King

GARY, Ind. — For young Jaymee Dixon, the tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Holy Angels Cathedral “means a lot. It...

Franciscan in Black Catholic ministry named auxiliary bishop for New Orleans

Pope Francis has named Franciscan Father Fernand “Ferd” Cheri III, a New Orleans native who is director of campus ministry at Quincy University in...

Sri Lankans prepare for pope’s visit tomorrow

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Hours before Pope Francis was to arrive in Sri Lanka, people in Colombo were busy with final preparations. While Sri Lankan...

Florida bishops speak out about state’s same-sex ruling

MIAMI — A day after a federal judge’s Jan. 5 ruling struck down the state’s ban of same-sex marriage, Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski...

Photo of the Week: Pope meets concentration camp survivors

Following his address during his Jan. 7 general audience at the Vatican, Pope Francis made a brief address to German and Polish-speaking groups attending the...

Pope Francis offers Mass for victims of Paris attack

  VATICAN CITY — The morning after 12 people were shot to death and 11 others injured at the Paris office of a satirical weekly...

New Zealand cardinal-designate asked for pastoral approach on Eucharist

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Cardinal-designate John Dew of Wellington has appealed for a more pastoral approach for some of the family issues facing New...

Cardinal George dropped from clinical cancer-drug trial

CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis E. George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been dropped from the clinical drug trial to treat his cancer after scans...

Maryland governor commutes sentences of last four men on death row

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s outgoing Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Dec. 31 he would commute the death sentences of the last four inmates on the...

‘Biggest human rights rally’ returns to D.C. with March for Life...

“The biggest human rights rally in the world,” as one regular participant described it, will return to the nation’s capital for the annual March...

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