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Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2018 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- In the wake of recent reports concerning widespread sexual harassment and sexual abuse at seminaries, a seminary professor has suggestions for how the seminary process could improve. Fr. Thomas Berg, a ... [...] [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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Vatican City, Oct 20, 2018 / 08:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the youth synod wrapped up its third week, the bishops and auditors discussed the sexual abuse crisis in parts of the world and how to respond to young people experiencing same-sex attraction. ... [...] [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
Source: Catholic World Report
Readings: • Isa 53:10-11 • Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 • Heb 4:14-16 • Mk 10:35-45 “No pain, no gain.” The well-known saying became popular among exercise enthusiasts in the 1980s. It was a motto [...] [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2018 / 04:00 am (ACI Prensa).- The idea that high fertility rates are a barrier to economic success is a contemporary myth, Catholic University of America economics professor, mother of eight, and viral hashtag creator Dr. Catherine Pakulak told CNA.

Pakulak started the viral “#PostcardsForMacron” hashtag on Monday in response to French President Emanuel Macron's comment at a Gates Foundation event.

Macron suggested that educated women would not choose to have a large number of children if they had a choice. While Pakulak thinks the comment was taken partly out of context, and tried to give [...]

Sat, Oct 20, 2018
Source: Catholic World Report
Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct 19, 2018 / 07:10 pm (CNA).- Nepal has introduced a ban on pornography as part of a government initiative to stem the country's high rate of sexual assault. By Oct. 14, internet providers in Nepal had already blocked ... [...] [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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By John Grondelski | The themes of humility and service have been prominent in the Gospels for the past several weeks. Just recently, we read three Sunday Gospels about children: how we should be like them, not scandalize them,... [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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By Tito Edwards | In Charting New McCarrick Probe, Vatican Concedes Likely Cover-Up - Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia+++ Princess Alexandra's Conversion Shows the Injustice in British Law – Fr.... [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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By Katrina Fernandez | There is something ineffable about the fleeting transition from summer to winter, which makes Autumn irresistible to artists and poets revering it as the quintessential memento mori season. Sonnet 73:... [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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By Dave Armstrong | Gehenna (translated as hell) was Jesus' standard metaphor for hell: Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in... [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News | ended the Cardinal Blase Cupich and Bishop Alain de Raemy Oct. 20. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News VATICAN CITY — As the youth... [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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(CNS/photo/Esteban Biba, EPA) By Bishop Eusebio Elizondo Catholics know that every person is made in the image of God. Everyone is due our respect [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
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Wed, Sep 21, 2016
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USCCB – Noticias en español

WASHINGTON— La Oficina de Servicios de Migración y Refugiados (MRS) de la USCCB y los Servicios Luteranos de Inmigrantes y Refugiados (LIRS) publicaron su reporte llamado: Sirviendo a las Familias Separadas y Reunificadas: Lecciones Aprendidas y la Manera de Promover la Unidad Familiar en el Futuro, que documenta el trabajo de agencias católicas y luteranas que ayudaron a la Administración de Trump con la reunificación familiar durante el mes de julio.

En una carta introductoria del reporte, el Obispo Joe S. Vásquez, de Austin, Texas, Presidente del Comité de Migración de la USCCB, expresó lo siguiente:

"Estoy orgulloso de la respuesta de USCCB/MRS, LIRS y de nuestros [...]

Thu, Oct 18, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español

ROMA— El Cardenal Daniel N. DiNardo, Arzobispo de Galveston-Houston y Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos (USCCB, por sus siglas en inglés) recibe con agrado el reciente anuncio de la Santa Sede que describe los pasos para garantizar que los fieles estén protegidos contra el mal de la agresión sexual.

El comunicado completo del Cardenal DiNardo es el siguiente:

"En nombre de mis hermanos obispos en los Estados Unidos, recibo con agrado la declaración de este 6 de octubre de la Santa Sede que describe los pasos adicionales que el Papa Francisco está dando para garantizar que los fieles estén protegidos contra el mal de la [...]

Sun, Oct 07, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español

WASHINGTON— El Arzobispo Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, Arzobispo de San Antonio y Presidente del Comité para la Diversidad Cultural en la Iglesia de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB) emitió un comunicado con motivo de la conclusión del V Encuentro Nacional de la Pastoral Hispana/Latina que se realizó en Grapevine, Texas, del 20 al 23 de septiembre.

El texto completo del comunicado del Arzobispo García-Siller es el siguiente:

Hermanos y Hermanas,

¡Qué maravilloso Quinto Encuentro Nacional de la Pastoral Hispana/Latina el que tuvimos en Grapevine, Texas, del 20 al 23 de septiembre! Para nosotros los Obispos fue al mismo tiempo una experiencia que nos llena de humildad y fue [...]

Mon, Oct 01, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español
WASHINGTON— El Cardenal Timothy Michael Dolan, Arzobispo de New York y Presidente del Comité de Actividades Provida de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB), emitió hoy un comunicado aplaudiendo los pasos iniciales dados por el Secretario de Salud y Servicios Humanos para terminar el contrato de la Administración Federal de Alimentos y Drogas (FDA), relativo a la compra de partes de bebés abortados para investigación, instando a una acción rápida para suspender todos los fondos para la investigación utilizando partes del cuerpo de bebés abortados.

El comunicado completo del Cardenal Dolan es el siguiente:

"Aplaudimos al Secretario Azar y a la Administración por cortar los lazos con [...]

Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español

WASHINGTON—El 22 de septiembre, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) emitió un Aviso de Propuesta de Reglamentación que altera dramáticamente ciertas políticas gubernamentales de larga data relacionadas con el acceso de inmigrantes legales a programas esenciales de redes de seguridad.

El Obispo Joe Vásquez, Presidente del Comité de Migración de la Conferencia Epsicopal y Obispo de Austin, Texas, junto con el Obispo Frank Dewane, Presidente de la Comisión de Desarrollo Doméstico y Social y Obispo de Venice, Florida, declararon:

"La notificación de ayer de la Propuesta de Reglamentación socava décadas de políticas administrativas y directrices sobre cómo el gobierno de los Estados Unidos trata a los [...]

Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español

Word on Fire

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Today, Bishop Barron offered the following intervention at the Vatican during the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. For more Synod content from Bishop Barron, visit WordFromRome.com, where you'll find behind-the-scenes videos, interviews, commentaries, and more. [...]
Thu, Oct 04, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries
Hoy, el obispo Barron ofreció la siguiente intervención en el Vaticano durante el Sínodo de 2018 sobre los jóvenes, la fe y el discernimiento vocacional. Para obtener más contenido del obispo Barron durante el Sínodo, visite WordFromRome.com, donde encontrará videos detrás de escena, entrevistas, comentarios y más. [...]
Thu, Oct 04, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries
At the close of a long session of walking and musing through the National Gallery of Art, I was drawn by an empty and comfortable-looking couch situated at the end of one of the galleries. Plopping down to rest, I looked up at the picture right in front of me, which was Tintoretto's depiction of Christ at the Sea of Galilee. The drama at the center of the composition is the Apostles' boat, buffeted by choppy waves, and St. Peter taking a gingerly, tentative step onto the bounding main at the invitation of the Lord who beckons to him. My [...]
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries
Cuando concluía una larga sesión de paseo y cavilaciones en el National Gallery of Art, fui arrastrado por un diván que se veía cómodo y vacío, situado al fondo de una de las galerías. Al sentarme para descansar, mire a la pintura que tenía justo en frente mío: una representación de Cristo en el mar de Galilea por Tintoretto. El drama al centro de la composición del cuadro es la barca de los apóstoles, zarandeada por las olas; y San Pedro, dando un pasito cauteloso, tímido hacia la invitación que el Señor le dirige. Mi postura me condujo a la [...]
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries
Friends, in light of the recent scandals, I know many people are wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church. And I totally get that; the outrage is warranted. But in this time of crisis, I beg you not to flee, but to fight—not violently, with the weapons of the world, but with the weapons of the Spirit. We need you. [...]
Thu, Aug 30, 2018
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How do we ensure that we're properly “armed” for any sort of question, discussion, or argument about the faith? [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Catholics need to stop fretting and remember that the Church instituted by Christ will never die. [...]
Thu, Oct 18, 2018
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And only by staying close to that source and connected to that source will love remain strong, faithful, and pure. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
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In the wake of the Jordan Peterson phenomenon, Christian metaphysics offers an alternative vision to the competition and violence of postmodernism. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
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If faith is experienced as darkness, it is not because faith is irrational but because it is supra-rational. [...]
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
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Ryan Ringuette stands with fellow farmers in Uganda where he volunteers for Farmer to Farmer through CRS. Photo courtesy Ryan Ringuette

by Ryan Ringuette

Volunteering has (accidentally) become my family's tradition. Both my father and mother are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Morocco and Nepal), and both my sister and I are current Peace Corps Volunteers (Paraguay and Uganda). Additionally, my recently retired father volunteers with the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program (F2F). F2F leverages the expertise of US volunteers to respond to the needs of farmers and farmer organizations around the world. And as a third year Peace Corps Volunteer [...]

Mon, Apr 02, 2018
Source: CRS Blog
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Peru as they endure hardships brought about by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides.

Light a candle and join us in prayer at the CRS Virtual Votive Chapel.


There are significant needs in the Diocese of Chulucanas (Province of Piura)—made worse by the continuing rain. A local coordination body—including the local government, the diocese, local community based organizations, and private enterprise—is carrying out assessments of the nearby communities. While CRS is not working in that area, we are supporting Caritas Peru and the diocese in their [...]

Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Source: CRS Blog
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By The Most Rev. Thomas Wenski

Editor's Note: At the recent meeting of the CRS Board of Directors—the USCCB-appointed group of bishops, religious, and laity tasked with governing and supporting the work of CRS—Archbishop Thomas Wenski (Miami) celebrated mass for his fellow bishops, board members and CRS staff. What follows is his homily. The “Charmaine” he refers to is fellow board member Charmaine Warmenhoven.

Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

A picture speaks a thousand words—which is why, today, we are most effective when we can accompany words with images. That's why we use PowerPoint—and incorporate photos, graphs, maps and other visuals into [...]

Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: CRS Blog
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Friends,

New CRS President Sean Callahan carries Siad as he and his family cross the border from Serbia into Croatia. Photo by Andrew McConnell for CRS

Never has the Catholic Relief Services mission been more critical to Americans and, particularly, to American Catholics. As I assume the leadership of CRS, it is a time of great uncertainty in our country and around the world. More families than ever are displaced from their homes; there is greater and greater inequality in the global marketplace; and many of us are frightened that our lives can be irrevocably altered by a single, senseless, violent act.

And [...]

Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Source: CRS Blog
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Dear Friend,

Carolyn visits with children fleeing ISIS in northern Iraq in 2014. Photo by Rawsht Twana/Metrography for CRS

It was 5 years ago that we began this conversation, and now, this marks my last letter to you as president of Catholic Relief Services. Thank you for joining CRS to rebuild livelihoods, restore hope and make God's promises real for many who have lost much. You have given me energy and inspiration to be worthy of our mandate, of the people God entrusts to us for our care. Thank you for making us part of your faith journey.

I have learned [...]

Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Source: CRS Blog

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