St. John Paul II's former secretary urged young Catholics to share their faith, experiences and hopes and spread a "message of divine mercy" worldwide during World Youth Day.
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World Youth Day 2016: Over 100 pilgrims from the Bridgeport, Conn., diocese, myself included, landed July 22 in Warsaw, Poland. We're exhausted but excited for these next 11 days.
Pope Francis' visit to Poland July 27-31 will inevitably call attention to the contrast between his liberal social policies and those of the Polish church.
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A Roman Observer: Church doctrine and the practice of many bishops towards gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons is to put us in closets.
Commentary: Is the concept of female permanent deacons a viable idea?
Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety turns 104 July 19. But first he will celebrate 50 years as a bishop June 1 and 77 years as a priest June 29.
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The Field Hospital: There's hope for Catholics seeking newly-ordained priests galvanized by Pope Francis. It just might take a while, says Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth.