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In recalling soldiers’ D-Day sacrifice, archbishop prays for world peace

WASHINGTON | In remembering the estimated 4,400 Allied troops who died storming the beaches of Normandy, France, 75 years ago on D-Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said that “Jesus Christ reminds us there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” “At… Read more »

Missouri could become first state where no abortions can be performed

ST. LOUIS | The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will not renew its St. Louis clinic’s license expiring May 31 unless the clinic makes changes to comply with various state health regulations. The Planned Parenthood clinic is the only abortion facility in Missouri. If it closes, Missouri… Read more »

Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

TORONTO |A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members. July 1 will mark the end of a 79-year era when the Knights change the ceremonial Color Corps regalia long associated with the fraternal Catholic order. The Color Corps, which acts… Read more »

Four Catholics die in latest Burkina Faso church attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso | Suspected Muslim extremists attacked another Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing four people and raising the death toll among Christians to 20 in wave of violence in the West Africa nation. The worshippers were killed when armed assailants broke into Our Lady of All Joy Church in the village of Toulfe… Read more »

Grandparents endorse the Catholic faith to grandchildren

Jupiter  |  Many believe that an earnest seeking of the Lord’s love and desire to put faith into action begins at home with the family. This is especially true for Pat Piccoli, leader of the Catholic Grandparents Association at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jupiter.  Piccoli makes it a point to pass down the wisdom,… Read more »

Embrace the cross, trust God will triumph, pope says on Palm Sunday

VATICAN CITY | Acclaimed by the crowds and knowing he was the Messiah they sought, Jesus still chose the path of humility and self-emptying, focused only on doing God’s will, Pope Francis said on Palm Sunday. “There is no negotiating with the cross: one either embraces it or rejects it,” the pope told tens of… Read more »

Cardinal Tagle message to Miami Catholics : Be humble, learn from each other

Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle offers advice to Catholics, seminarians during Miami visit MIAMI | Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila keeps his watch on Philippines time, because “sometimes I don’t know where I am,” he explained during a weekend visit to Miami March 22-24. He had just flown in from Washington, D.C., after visiting… Read more »

Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

PARIS — A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital. The fire erupted about 6:30 p.m. local time, and authorities said the cause was not certain but that it could be linked to renovation work that the cathedral… Read more »

Guatemalans hit by three years of drought among those CRS Rice Bowl helps

HOUSTON | These past three years of drought in Central America have destroyed crops of corn and beans, leaving families starving and causing Guatemala to declare a true state of emergency, said Catholic Relief Services officials. These families are among the “poorest of the poor” who are helped by U.S. parishes participating in CRS’ Lenten… Read more »

Lent is a time for a little less hypocrisy, pope says

VATICAN CITY | Lent is a time to ask for God’s grace to chip away at hypocrisy, which is seen in the natural human attempt to appear “worthier than we are,” Pope Francis said. “I must appear to be what I am, and that is our work in Lent,” the pope said March 8 during… Read more »