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USCCB forms working group to monitor needs of migrants, refugees
Jan 14 2017
Bishops and USCCB staff will be ready to respond to executive orders and legislation Congress and President-elect Trump may introduce.

Five Things to Know: Catholic Presence at the Presidential Inauguration
Jan 13 2017
Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Jan. 20. Here is a look at some Catholic connections to past inaugurations.

Paralyzed NYPD officer who spoke of forgiveness dies at 59
Jan 12 2017
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called McDonald “a prophet, without speaking, of the pro-life cause.”

McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor
Jan 12 2017
A specially prepared menu for the poor includes a double cheeseburger, fresh apple slices and a bottle of water.

Pope to diplomats: Break bad habits of war, injustice
Jan 10 2017
Religions are “called to promote peace,” Pope Francis said, appealing to “all religious authorities to join in reaffirming unequivocally that one can never kill in God’s name.”

Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85
Jan 09 2017
Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, whose name is almost synonymous with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7.

Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope
Jan 09 2017
The Catholic Church is “very far” from a situation in which the pope is in need of “fraternal correction” because he has not put the faith and church teaching in danger, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind
Jan 07 2017
Syrians don’t want to leave their homeland, they want a safe place to live in peace, said a Franciscan friar from Aleppo.

Infant safe after being found abandoned at Minnesota cathedral
Jan 06 2017
A newborn child found on the doorstep of a cathedral was in good health and being cared for by local children’s services officials.

Magi’s journey reflects our longing for God, pope says on Epiphany
Jan 06 2017
The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, Pope Francis said.