World Youth Day registration begins; pope is first person to sign up

Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Poland, launching the opening of registration.

Pope Francis is flanked by two Polish youths as he uses a tablet to officially open online registration for World Youth Day 2016 in Poland. (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, EPA)

Sister Marie Charles Grauer remembered as selfless educator

Sister Marie Charles Grauer, a School Sister of Notre Dame who taught girls the finer points of grammar, composition and literature for more than three decades at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, died July 20 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore.

School Sister of Notre Dame Marie Charles Grauer died July 20. She was 96.

Priests who enlist as military chaplains answering 'a call within a call'

Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the number of active-duty chaplains has fallen from over 400 priests to 228.

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, washes the feet of a U.S. soldier in 2014 on Holy Thursday in Afghanistan at Shindand Air Base, located in Herat province. (CNS photo/courtesy of the Archdiocese for the U.S . Military Services)

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World Youth Day registration begins; pope is first person to sign up
Jul 27 2015
Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Poland, launching the opening of registration.

Sister Marie Charles Grauer remembered as selfless educator
Jul 27 2015
Sister Marie Charles Grauer, a School Sister of Notre Dame who taught girls the finer points of grammar, composition and literature for more than three decades at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, died July 20 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore.

Priests who enlist as military chaplains answering 'a call within a call'
Jul 26 2015
Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the number of active-duty chaplains has fallen from over 400 priests to 228.

Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting
Jul 25 2015
Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette.

Cardinal Baum, longest serving U.S. cardinal, witnessed and made history
Jul 25 2015
Cardinal William W. Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died July 23 at the age of 88.

Archbishop Lori reflects on religious liberty challenges after Obergefell
Jul 24 2015
The Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage will likely have broad effects across the legal system, said Archbishop Lori.