Learn from the past to bring peaceful future to Middle East, pope says

As war continues to threaten the land of Jesus’ birth and to undermine the existence of Christian communities there, the international community must learn from the errors of the past and do more to bring lasting peace to the Middle East, Pope Francis said.

Catholic singles encouraged to make gift of self at national conference

International Catholic speaker Hudson Byblow kicked off his presentation at the National Catholic Singles Conference in Bloomington with a little Star Wars Jedi wit.

Pew report says young adults worldwide less religious than older adults

A study by the Pew Research Center found that young adults worldwide are generally less religious than older adults by a variety of measures.

How Catholic schools foster self-discipline offers lessons, says study

A new study conducted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that children in Catholic schools are less disruptive and have more self-control than their peers in non-Catholic or public schools.

Elder abuse cases workshop held at Hilton Guam

The “Enchancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop” sponsored by the Pacific Judicial Council was a three-day event held on June 4 to 6, 2018 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa.

Teaching on all-male priesthood is definitive, cardinal-designate says

That only men can be validly ordained to the priesthood is a truth that is part of the Catholic faith and will not and cannot change, said Cardinal-designate Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Defend right to life, conscientious objection, pope tells doctors

Make medicine and health care more humane by protecting the life and dignity of all patients, particularly the weakest and the unborn, Pope Francis told Catholic doctors and medical specialists.

Pope: Holiness means living with hope, not doing extraordinary things

A life of holiness isn’t defined by having visions or performing extraordinary feats of devotion, but by living with the hope of salvation promised by Christ, Pope Francis said.

Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would “unite to support and offer healing to those affected.”

Catholic college graduates urged to make difference for those in need

University of Notre Dame graduates were asked May 21 to take stock of where they are going and what they will do with their talents.

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