Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Homily: Be ambassadors of God's love, reconciliation and peace
Michael Sean Winters has been thinking about Pope Francis, and he thinks that a recent interview by Pope Emeritus Benedict and a speech by Cardinal Peter Turkson underscore Pope Francis' "hermeneutic of reform."
Kim Ghattas, a BBC correspondent born and raised in Beirut, is covering the 2016 presidential elections, a first in her journalism career, and she's been feeling right at home in this campaign. "From the displays of demagoguery, television shouting matches, invocations of God’s greatness, to the disaffected working class who feel they have no control over their fate ... reminds me of the politics in the dysfunctional region from which I hail.
Bishop of Portsmouth, England, has released a pastoral letter for St. Joseph's Day (March 19) addressed to "Christian Dads." Amid a ‘crisis in fatherhood’, bishop urges fathers to look to St Joseph
Fr. Tom Reese writes about Misconceptions about the meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill
Lewiston, Mont. -- Bad feelings over treatment of gay Catholics disrupt Lewistown funeral
A precursor to teacher contracts within the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese has some employees saying the language is so restrictive they’re willing to lose their job over it. Warns teachers against "support[ing] so-called 'same-sex marriages'" and "support[ing] or engag[ing] in artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, or surrogate parenthood."
Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Bishop David Zubik made an appearance in a local production of the musical “Sister Act” Thursday night. Yes, video is available.
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