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Portland inmate Hal Elkins lived inspiring Catholic life behind bars, ‘serving...

PORTLAND, Ore.-- In 1993, 39-year-old nuclear engineer Hal Elkins hit the bottle and fell into a jealous rage. He pocketed a gun and stumbled...

Annual audit shows more than 4,400 allegations of clergy abuse reported

WASHINGTON — More than 4,400 allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy were reported during the year ending June 30, 2019, a...

‘Directory for Catechesis’ called ‘fresh, focused tool’ that will ‘enhance’ evangelization

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis welcomed the Vatican’s updated “Directory for Catechesis,” saying it is exciting...

Racism needs ‘honest discussion,’ not destruction, says San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore...

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's archbishop said June 20 the "toppling and defacing" of a statue of St. Junipero Serra and other statues in...

Mexican bishops pledge to help after earthquake in southern Oaxaca

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's bishops pledged to help the people affected by an earthquake in southern Oaxaca state that left at least five dead. "We...

Catholic Health Association head urges Trump not to pull U.S. out...

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Catholic Health Association has urged President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to pull the United States out...

Jean Kennedy Smith, former ambassador to Ireland and last surviving sibling...

NEW YORK -- Jean Kennedy Smith, a diplomat, humanitarian and author and the last surviving sibling of the late President John F. Kennedy, died...

Pope Francis adds new titles for Mary to the litany: ‘Comfort...

VATICAN CITY -- Among the many titles under which Catholics invoke Mary, Pope Francis has asked them to add "Mother of Mercy," "Mother of...

Church reopenings during pandemic underscore the need for community

St. John XXIII Parish is 15 years old this summer. I have been pastor throughout that time. There was the initial planting of a...

Scholarship honors Indianapolis Catholic Chris Beaty who gave up life to...

INDIANAPOLIS -- When someone was considering which high school to attend, Chris Beaty never wavered from his belief the choice should be Cathedral High...

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