Bishop Javier Echevarria passed away Dec. 12: Pope Francis expressed condolences to the members of Opus Dei following the death of Bishop Javier Echevarria, who led the prelature for over 20 years. Expressing his condolences, Francis said Echevarria, like his predecessors, "gave his life in a constant service of love to the church and to souls."
NCR Today: The reaction to the recent death of Fidel Castro in Cuba was, at one level, dismaying and, at another level, predictable.
The political and moral stands of Joan Baez have their origins in Baghdad. Her father taught physics for a year at the University of Baghdad.
Global Sisters Report: Unsure what immigration policy will look like under a Trump administration, advocates are focused on organizing into networks and coalitions, training workers, and educating clients about their rights.
Diocese of Rockville Centre: Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York, and appointed as his successor Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin farewell Mass in Indianapolis: The Mass was originally planned as a celebration of Tobin being inducted into the College of Cardinals Nov. 19. But when it was announced on Nov. 7 that Pope Francis had appointed Tobin to lead the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, the Dec. 3 liturgy became a bittersweet farewell for Cardinal Tobin and the 1,000 Catholics from across central and southern Indiana who gathered in the cathedral to worship with him, and offer him their heartfelt prayers as he goes forward to lead the Church in northern New Jersey.
John Glenn, a Presbyterian, said, "I pray every day. To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is, to me, impossible. It just strengthens my faith."
Young Voices: Church workers may be inadvertently investing against their best interest. There are three things they should know before they invest with the Knights of Columbus.
A small c catholic: Donald Trump has described himself as a Presbyterian, but there is more evidence that he's in spiritual and economic harmony with the disastrous and idolatrous "prosperity gospel."
Pearl Harbor: "Our beloved country is at war. Our peaceful shores have been ruthlessly attacked, and all citizens are called upon to unite their efforts toward that peace for which we have all prayed..."