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Portland inmate Hal Elkins lived inspiring Catholic life behind bars, ‘serving...

PORTLAND, Ore.-- In 1993, 39-year-old nuclear engineer Hal Elkins hit the bottle and fell into a jealous rage. He pocketed a gun and stumbled...

Ignatius Press to publish Australia’s Cardinal Pell prison journal in hopes...

ROME — Ignatius Press will be publishing Australian Cardinal George Pell's prison journal and it is also appealing for donations it will give the...

God listens to everybody including sinners, saints, victims, and killers, Pope...

VATICAN CITY -- Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a "contradiction" because people can be both a sinner and a saint,...

Mexican bishops pledge to help after earthquake in southern Oaxaca

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's bishops pledged to help the people affected by an earthquake in southern Oaxaca state that left at least five dead. "We...

U.S. Supreme Court stops execution, says Texas prison officials need to...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of execution for Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16, saying the state prison...

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Diocese of Newark condemns Floyd murder, issues...

WASHINGTON -- Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, condemned the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and warned the country must...

Parents give Holy Spirit full credit for sons choosing priesthood for...

MOBILE, Ala. -- What's the key to becoming parents of two priests? "All we did was to get out of the way of the Holy...

President Trump visits St. John Paul II National Shrine on...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine June 2 shortly before he was expected to...

Italian priests debate streaming online Masses to when faithful can attend...

ROME -- As Italian Catholics prepared to celebrate Pentecost, the second Sunday with Masses permitted with a limited number of faithful, bishops and priests...

Archbishop Hebda of St. Paul says George Floyd killing video ‘gut...

ST. PAUL, Minn.  -- A video showing a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed man repeatedly saying "I can't breathe,"...

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