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Newly ordained Father Matthew Mary rejoices with hometown loved ones

WILMINGTON — It was a very busy time for Father Matthew Mary of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross when he visited his hometown...

Pope Francis declares Blessed Junipero Serra a saint during Mass at...

Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Here is a timeline of key points in the life and ministry of Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish missionary to California....

San Jose bishop to lead Spokane diocese; Franciscan named to Lexington

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Thomas A. Daly of San Jose, California, to head the Diocese of Spokane, Washington, and Conventual Franciscan Father...

Pope surprises promoters of Junipero Serra by announcing his canonization

Catholic News Service Surprising even the people who have been promoting the sainthood cause of Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis announced Jan. 15 that in...

Father Conlin, former Franciscan pastor of St. Paul’s, dies at 92

RINGWOOD, N.J. – Father Matthew T. Conlin, a Franciscan friar who was pastor of St. Paul’s Parish in Wilmington for five years, died April...

Sister Anna May McFeeley dies, served in diocese for 34 years

Staff reporter  ASTON, Pa. – Sister Anna May McFeeley, a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 53 years who ministered...

Bishop tells prisoners Jesus was born for all

Dialog Editor Bishop Malooly proclaimed the joy of Christmas during Masses at two prisons Dec. 17 and 19 and brought the inmates the message that...

Church leaders wary of ‘World Heritage’ status for Bethlehem church

JERUSALEM -- Palestinians are hopeful that UNESCO will recognize the city of Bethlehem as the first Palestinian World Heritage Site, but Franciscans in charge...

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