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Puerto Rico still suffering; Extension campaign aims to help parishes

CHICAGO -- Six months after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation on Puerto Rico, the island is still suffering, and much of the relief and...

City of Philadelphia ends foster care placements through Catholic agency

PHILADELPHIA -- The city of Philadelphia has announced that its Department of Human Services has "ceased new foster care child intakes" with Catholic Social...

Pope confirms plans to attend World Meeting of Families in Dublin

VATICAN CITY -- Receiving a delegation from Ireland and blessing an icon of the Holy Family, Pope Francis confirmed his intention to visit Dublin...

Cardinal Dolan hopes Supreme Court will uphold free speech

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities said March 20 that he prayed the Supreme Court would "do the right...

Holy Week: The week we live at church

Spiritual writer, Kathleen Norris, in her book, "The Cloister Walk," shares her Holy Week schedule. It includes morning prayers, choir rehearsal, evening liturgy services...

Living Our Faith: Palm Sunday

The Palm Sunday cry, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,"   challenges every Christian and every Christian community. During Holy Week, we...

Bishops urge federal help for supporters of traditional marriage

WASHINGTON -- The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees March 14 called the First Amendment Defense Act "a modest and important measure" because it...

Irish-born religious recall leaving homeland to devote lives to U.S. kids

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (CNS) -- When Sister Anne McCrohan said goodbye to her parents and most of her 10 siblings at a train station in...

How to grow in humility in the social media era this...

When I was in college, a classmate posted on Ash Wednesday that she was giving up Facebook for Lent. Thursday, she joined Twitter. Funny?...

Living Our Faith: Lenten series: Humility

Humility seeks to put others first and ourselves last. For the Christian, it is about putting Christ first. Mindfulness of others, gratitude, our constant need for...

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