Divine intervention: Papal tweet of support for ‘Saints’ goes viral

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — A hashtag mix-up caused a papal tweet meant to give thanks for the Catholic ...

Freedom fighter motivated by vow not to ‘deny Jesus’

Sam Lucero Catholic News Service GREEN BAY, Wis. — As long as she can remember, Polly Olsen, 29, said she has handed out heart-shaped cards on ...

Bishop highlights need for lay ministries in Amazon

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Lay men and women involved in ministry have been fundamental in spreading the ...

Seeking common ground on aid, trafficking

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human ...

Most Amazon bishops support ‘viri probati,’ women deacons, bishop says

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Most bishops who lead dioceses in the Amazon support the ordination of married ...

Designed to ‘jolt, motivate us’ to do good, pope says

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — God wants everyone to take a risk to share with others the gifts he has given to them — ...

Notre Dame panel brings different perspectives to issue

Ann Carey, Catholic News Service   NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The annual University of Notre Dame forum on topics of importance began its 2019-20 ...

Synod members call for greater role of women, laity in ministry

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Synod participants offered several proposals to address the lack of ...

Emphasizes reading, sharing Scripture

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) —To help the Church grow in love and faithful witness to God, Pope Francis has ...

Papal commission member explains why they could return

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian   A diverse Church, especially one with women deacons, is like a beautiful bouquet of ...

Parishes needed for twinning relationships

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   Deacon Bob Griffin and those who advise him in his role as director of the Propagation of the ...

Va bishops: ‘Vote with well-formed conscience’

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   In a letter to the faithful circulated by the Virginia Catholic Conference at the end of ...

Working mom promotes daily rosary ‘One Hail Mary at a Time’

Joan Kurkowski-Gillen, Catholic News Service   FORT WORTH, Texas — She’s raising seven children while managing a household, marriage and ...

Pope to new bishops: ‘Get hands dirty’

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — New bishops need to prepare for a life filled with God’s surprises, with daily plans ...

‘Safeguarding policy’ from Vatican still needed

Christopher Gunty, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE — Vatican officials needed “a safeguarding policy” in place ages ago to prevent abuse ...

Focus on manufacturers, retailers

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON —The desire for action on preventing more gun violence may face hurdles in Congress, but ...

Revered scholar, writer to be canonized Oct. 13

Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service   OXFORD, England — Thousands of documents relating to England’s 19th-century convert-cardinal, ...

Bishop calls apparition claims in Texas untrue

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — The Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, said claims that Bishop Michael F. Olson has ...

Encourages inmates to have hope, courage

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is “not the ...

Anti-Semitism must be everyone’s concern

Greg Erlandson, Catholic News Service   The world reacted with horror and outrage earlier this year when a town in Poland marked Good Friday ...

Archbishop notes ‘excitement about faith’ among Latinos

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and ...

New donors, increased giving help raise $4.16M

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   It was a contrast in years. In 2018, Bishop Barry C. Knestout, having just been installed as ...

Deacon Williams opens ears, hearts to reality of slavery

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   As Deacon Charles Williams, interim director of the Diocese of Richmond’s Office for Black ...

$1 million gift will allow All Saints to expand

Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian   At 93-years-old, well-known Richmond businessman and philanthropist Marcus Weinstein ...

Keith and Kathleen Brower make Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School their legacy

Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian   “The phone call brought me to my knees,” Kathleen Brower said, when she learned of her ...

Freed prisoner: Help Pakistanis falsely accused of blasphemy

Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service   MANCHESTER, England — The “whole world” should put pressure on Pakistan to either scrap or reform ...

Encourages Catholics to put words of ‘Laudato Si’’ into practice

Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service   MANCHESTER, England — An English bishop is creating a green oasis in the grounds of his residence in ...

Outreach deeply rooted in Catholic social teaching

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian   Fall has long been the time for changes — a time to begin new classes and to embark on new ...

Calls members’ input ‘important, valuable’

In welcoming members of the Catholic community serving on the reconstituted Diocesan Pastoral Council to their first meeting, Saturday, Aug. 17, ...

New bishop will work to heal diocese hurt by scandal

Christopher Gunty, Catholic News Service   WHEELING, W.Va. — Bishop Mark E. Brennan was welcomed Aug. 22 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in ...

Next conclave will have electors from 68 countries

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — After the consistory to create new cardinals in early October, Pope Francis will have ...

Bishop details ‘life of heroic virtue’ in cause of Father Augustus Tolton

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   In Lk 13:22-30, the Gospel for Sunday, Aug. 25, Jesus spoke about the need to enter through the ...

Engaging a living Church among Eastern Shore’s migrant workers

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Next time you select a tomato in the grocery store, think about from where it came. That ...

Hypocrisy of ‘spiritual tourism’ destroys Church, pope says

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY— Christians who focus more on being superficially close to the Church rather than ...

Program offers hope to couples in troubled marriages

Joseph Albino, Catholic News Service   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Third Option Program had its beginnings in the mid-1980s when it was founded by ...

Says ‘joyful perseverance’ key in reaching people

Kurt Jensen, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — Stephen Auth is used to being taken seriously as a manager of mutual funds. In his work in ...

Appeals court upholds Cardinal Pell conviction on abuse charges

MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) — An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two ...

Understanding Christ’s presence in the Eucharist

Father Anthony E. Marques, Special to The Catholic Virginian   According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, only 31% ...

Calls for a ‘Christ-centered conversation’

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (CNS) — Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville decried “a crisis of gun violence” in the United States and asked Catholics in ...

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