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‘Samaritanus bonus’ from Vatican affirms accompanying the dying as Mary did...

WASHINGTON -- Michaela Gallagher was a 16-year-old volunteer at the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence for the elderly poor in Somerville,...

Father Brian Lewis and his unique protective mask highlight need for...

LEWES, Del. -- When Father Brian S. Lewis walked into St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes to celebrate Mass on a recent...

Palms — a symbol of peace — become a holy sacramental...

What would a Palm Sunday procession or Mass be without the presence of its namesake -- the palm? The palm branch represents victory and peace...

Immigration reform among priorities for new USCCB president

BALTIMORE — It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez that immigration reform is at...

Women religious find a place of honor on Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON — When the elderly men and women at the Jeanne Jugan Residence for senior care pray the rosary with Sister Constance Veit, they...

Working alongside migrant laborers prepares seminarians for priesthood

YAKIMA, Wash. — Seminarian John Washington was looking for a summer cultural experience as he prepared to end his academic year at Chicago’s Mundelein...

Beehive in Catholic school viewed as ecological, religious tool

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- It's not unusual for kindergartners to fear bees, but the little ones at St. John Fisher School in Portland flock...

Catholic Relief Services envisions a world without need for orphanages

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Catholic Relief Services has released an emotion-filled video as a way of starting a conversation about the world’s orphanages. Children no...

Pro-life advocates who made undercover videos charged with 15 felonies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two California pro-life advocates are facing 15 felonies for making undercover videos of Planned Parenthood affiliate officials alleging they committed improprieties...

Sunday Scripture readings, April 2, 2017

  Fifth Sunday of Lent             Cycle A. Readings:             1) Ezekiel 37:12-14             Psalm 130:1-8             2) Romans 8:8-11             Gospel: John 11:1-45   When it became clear that my mother...

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