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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Iraqi Christians in U.S. pray to reunite with family at Christmas
On a recent overcast Sunday morning in northwest Chicago, the pews of the small wood-paneled St. Ephrem Chaldean Catholic Church were filled to overflowing. Among the rows of Massgoers sat Firaz Rassam and her sisters.
Pope Francis names Msgr. Mark Brennan, pastor of Gaithersburg parish, as Baltimore auxiliary bishop
Pope Francis has named Msgr. Mark Brennan, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, as a new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore. Bishop-designate Brennan, 69, has served since 2003 as the pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Gaithersburg.
Former Carroll trainer arrested on misdemeanor sex abuse charge
, a former athletic trainer and teacher at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, was arrested by D.C. police on Dec. 1 and charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor.
Pope recognizes martyrdom of Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala
Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States.
Advocates of refugees, immigrants seek to calm postelection fears
As the American people continue to unpack exactly what the election of Donald Trump means for the country, those who work with vulnerable populations such as refugees and immigrants have serious concerns and questions about what the future holds.
Catholic leaders call on Congress to increase humanitarian aid in budget
The head of Catholic Relief Services and the chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees have urged congressional leaders to approve additional funding for humanitarian relief and recovery operations as part of a comprehensive budget measure for fiscal 2017.
Chaldean bishop urges solidarity with suffering Christians of Middle East
Catholics and other Christians in Iraq and the Middle East are being persecuted to such an extent that their suffering must be considered genocide, said Bishop Francis Kalabat, head of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy for Detroit and the East Coast.
Reach out to the poor, says Cardinal McCarrick after receiving Spirit of Francis Award
After what has been a “bruising election campaign,” Americans “need to recoup” and remind themselves of “what wonders God has done in us and through us” for the country, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick said Oct. 27.
Sulpicians mark 225 years of training men to be priests
In October 1791, five men began studies for the priesthood at the first seminary in the United States, just a couple years after the Diocese of Baltimore was established as the first in the country in 1789.
Catholic leaders in Holy Land pray for those hit by wildfires
Catholic leaders in the Holy Land expressed solidarity with those affected by regional wildfires, which continued to burn after five days.
Miami archbishop recalls Catholic persecution in Cuba, prays for peace
On the day the news of Fidel Castro's death spread, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami was one of the first Catholic Church officials to respond early Nov. 26.
Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro's death
In a video message, Cuban President Raul Castro announced the Nov. 25 death of his 90-year-old brother and longtime Cuban leader and Communist icon whom many in Latin America know by just one name: Fidel.
At Thanksgiving, Americans 'united in debt we owe to God,' say prelates
The president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Nov. 23 that Thanksgiving Day is a time for the nation to pause and "give God thanks for the abundant blessings he has bestowed upon us."
Zero tolerance for abuse: Pittsburgh Bishop Donald Wuerl’s approach to abuse survivors was, ‘I’m their bishop, and I need to respond to their pain’
The grand jury investigating how allegations of child sexual abuse were handled by six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania will review the record of Cardinal Donald Wuerl during his 18 years as bishop of Pittsburgh.
Archdiocese’s child protection director teams with retired detective to launch new effort on keeping kids safe
The Archdiocese of Washington has further strengthened its child protection efforts by creating a new outreach for teachers, educators and others on how to identify and promptly report suspected child abuse.
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