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USCCB’s Cardinal DiNardo eager to meet with Pope Francis on clergy...

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was "eager for an audience" with Pope Francis to gain his support for...

Synod of bishops: Traveling on a journey together

The topic of "synodality" has generated rich conversation in recent years, especially since the election of Pope Francis. This term can seem foreign or...

Greg Erlandson: Catholic press can be depressing, but there is hope...

By GREG ERLANDSON People ask how I can do my job as a Catholic editor and journalist these days without being depressed. Actually, it is depressing....

Sex abuse survivor: Cardinal O’Malley has helped achieve changes

DUBLIN -- Marie Collins, a survivor of Irish clerical sex abuse, has given her backing to Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley as president of...

Irish bishops combat drug addiction through parish life, partnerships

DUBLIN — Parish life, peer education and public-private partnerships are needed to combat addiction, said Darren Butler, national coordinator of the Irish Bishops’ Drugs...

U.S. Jesuit urges Catholics to examine attitudes toward LGBT community

DUBLIN — U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin set out a series of ways in which parishes can show welcome and respect to LGBT Catholics. Addressing...

Catholic young adults pray for survivors of clergy abuse, wounded church

ST. PAUL, Minn. — As the sun set Aug. 20, about 120 Catholics gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to...

World Meeting of Families: Work to avoid challenges of digital distractions

DUBLIN -- Behavioral scientists and cybercrime experts talked to families about how digital distraction, pornography and the "online echo chamber" impact their lives, during...

Cardinal Farrell cites ‘need to build bridges’ as World Meeting of...

DUBLIN -- Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Vatican's Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, said the church needs God to help it...

Deacon Andrew De Silva: Why I want to be a Catholic...

By DEACON ANDREW J. DE SILVA This commentary titled "Why I want to be a Catholic priest" was written by Deacon Andrew J. De Silva,...

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