The noise-to-signal ratio at the USCCB (updated)

The following column is reprinted in USY with the express permission of Mr. Lawler. During the past several weeks, the US bishops have been engaged...

Pope: Conversion doesn’t happen through magic, but concrete actions

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Conversion doesn’t come from the wave of a magic wand, but from learning to do good through...

Pope: Festivities become a facade when Christ is left out of Christmas

Only when Christ is the focus of the Christmas season do all the colorful lights, carols, special meals and traditions help create a festive and joyous atmosphere, Pope Francis said.

Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel...

Walk for Life draws tens of thousands ahead of Women’s March

By Valerie Schmalz Catholic News Service SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — Despite the last-minute scheduling of a large Women’s March less than two hours after the 13th...

Father Elizondo called forth ‘the good in each person,’ says homilist

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) — Father Virgilio Elizondo “inspired, challenged, taught and led us to new paths of thinking about God, Jesus, La Virgen de...

Peruvians carve life-size Way of the Cross for new Las Vegas parish

By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service HUARAZ, Peru (CNS) — A grim-faced Pontius Pilate stares straight ahead, while Jesus, bound with rope, stands beside him,...

Cardinal Gracias in Delhi Responds After Attack

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Indian Bishops launch a strong appeal to desist from violence and build peace in India after the attack...

Archbishop: Violence in Milwaukee unrest ‘a self-inflicted wound’

MILWAUKEE (CNS) — Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee called the violence that broke out in the city as part of protests over the...

US bishops urge Obama to defend religious minorities in Egypt

US bishops urge Obama to defend religious minorities in Egypt   Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) - Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the...

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