Since the Orlando shooting on June 12, Catholic Charities of Central Florida has been working in the background to help victims, survivors and family members in whatever way possible.
Orlando, Fla. A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub June 12 in Orlando, Fla.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley challenged all in attendance at the Knights of Columbus convention to be transforming agents in the world and to "connect the dots" between Christ and the suffering.
He was one of several bishops at the 132nd Supreme Convention in Orlando who spoke about the need for greater compassion for a flood of child immigrants to the U.S. who have arrived without a parent in recent months.
"Women & Spirit" chronicles the 300-year contribution of religious women in the U.S., including their nursing of Civil War soldiers and epidemic victims.
Seattle archbishop's closed-door session with sisters frustrating, some LCWR members say later.
The archbishop given expansive oversight by the Vatican of U.S. Catholic sisters met Thursday here with some 825 of their representatives, speaking for about 40 minutes in a closed-door session held under lock and key.
Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain was meeting with members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), over whom the Vatican has placed the prelate as “archbishop delegate” and given wide power to revise statutes and programs.
As U.S. Catholic sisters are meeting to discern their relationship with the church’s bishops, the archbishop given expansive oversight of them by the Vatican told their annual assembly Thursday the Virgin Mary teaches the faithful to hand themselves over “completely to the will of God.”
Sisters scheduled Thursday to hear from the archbishop who was given control over them last year.
Seattle archbishop opens annual leadership meeting with words of friendship 18 months after the sisters group was put under his control.