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Maronite leaders continue to help residents a year after Beirut blast

BEIRUT — In a flash, people’s lives were forever changed shortly after 6 p.m. Aug. 4. And from the moment after the blast, the...

Mexico’s Supreme Court strikes down marijuana prohibition, but country’s bishops see...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s bishops have expressed dismay with a Supreme Court decision to declare “unconstitutional” laws prohibiting the use of recreational marijuana. In a...

Following colon surgery, Pope Francis continues ‘satisfactory’ recovery

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis continued to have a “satisfactory” recovery from colon surgery, and by July 7 doctors had removed his intravenous drip,...

Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Cardinal Sean O’Malley offer prayers, comfort at Florida...

SURFSIDE, Fla. — After spending time at Surfside’s informal Wall of Remembrance memorial for the victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse, Miami Archbishop...

Analog human compassion shows power and beauty

I recently spent a few days visiting the hospital to take care of a loved one who had some complications from a cancer procedure....

Viewpoint: Independence Day is a moment to reflect on freedom as...

Here is an editorial titled: "Independence Day is a moment to reflect on individual, collective freedoms," published online June 24 by the St. Louis...

Father Joseph Brown: Reflection on his book, ‘The Sun Whispers, Wait:...

This small book, a collection of mostly new along with some earlier poems, is a gem of wisdom and craftsmanship. Luke (Jesuit Father Joseph Brown)...

Father Joseph Brown: Priest-poet cites hospitality as key to address social...

Jesuit Father Joseph Brown wields a lot of influence in a creative medium he regards as a form of play. Father Brown, professor of Africana...

Arlington Diocese hosts ‘Arise’ for Catholics kept from church by pandemic

CHANTILLY, Va. — Everyone thought that Jairus’ daughter was dead. Jesus, however, assured them she was only asleep and asked Jairus to have faith. He...

Show compassion, change hearts one at a time, speakers urge pro-lifers

HERNDON, Va. — Olivia Gans Turner has been a prominent pro-life speaker for years, but it didn’t always come easy. “I hated public speaking, and...

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