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World faces pressing need to protect water, Vatican official tells U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — The right to clean water is a basic and pressing need for all people of the planet because without water “there...

London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

LONDON — Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for...

Sunday Scripture readings, March 26, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent             1) 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a             Psalm 23:1-6             2) Ephesians 5:8-14             Gospel: John 9:1-41   In the...

Saint of the Week – Margaret Clitherow

Saint Margaret Clitherow Feast Day: March 25   Born into a prosperous York Protestant family when Catholicism was forbidden, Margaret married wealthy Protestant John Clitherow, whose brother became...

House’s health care bill has both laudable and troubling aspects, bishop...

  WASHINGTON — The inclusion of “critical life protections” in the House health care bill is laudable, but other provisions, including those related to Medicaid...

Living Our Faith: Almsgiving

How can we think of almsgiving in new ways during this penitential season? How can almsgiving bring about a change of heart, the conversion called...

Lent provides opportunity for Catholics to focus attention on homeless

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON —Almsgiving is a Lenten tradition and Washington resident Ron Van Bellen says his volunteer work feeding the homeless honors his Catholic...

Priests see difference between parish ministry and military chaplaincy

Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO — There is something distinctive about the chapel where Father William J. Brunner now celebrates Mass. It floats. To be more precise,...

Washington Letter: Catholics’ clash over America’s Salvadoran policy in Archbishop...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The upcoming beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero has inspired many U.S. Catholics to attend the May 23 ceremony in El...

Hundreds at Notre Dame honor memory of Father Hesburgh

Catholic News Service NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Ryan Leahy of Chicago walked up to an employee on the snow-covered campus of the University of Notre...

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