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PROVIDENCE — Today, technology provides the possibility of near instant communications into virtually every home on the planet. The Church is striving to use all of the modern means of communicating. The means are there at our disposal, but the dollar costs are very high. That is why the annual Catholic Communication Campaign Collection is so important. It supports national and local initiatives to share the Good News through the mass media. more
VATICAN CITY — After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document more clearly grounded in traditional Catholic teaching. Yet the assembly failed to reach consensus on especially controversial questions of Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and the pastoral care of homosexuals. more
DENVER, Colo. — FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students recently presented Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., with its Saint John Paul II Award, which honors Catholics who, by their demonstrated commitment and witness, inspire others to the universal call to holiness and the renewal of humanity. more
Who would have predicted it? Who would have imagined on Feb. 3, 1977, the day of his appointment as archbishop of San Salvador, that the highly conservative Oscar Romero -- who was suspicious of the Catholic church’s involvement in political activism -- would die a martyr’s death for courageously defending his people against the murderous assaults of the Salvadoran government and military and their allied right-wing death squads? more
La semana pasada los católicos en los Estados Unidos tuvimos una experiencia inolvidable con la visita del Santo Padre el Papa Francisco quien estuvo en las ciudades de Washington DC, New York y Filadelfia. Más de 450 peregrinos viajaron a Filadelfia en 9 autobuses en dos diferentes grupos para participar del festival de las familias y la misa de cierre con el Papa. Yo tenía muchas ganas de ir con mi familia pero salir el fin de semana se me hacía bastante difícil por la responsabilidad de tener que tocar cinco misas y conseguir alguien que pueda reemplazarme en todas ellas. more
Last week Pope Francis released his first book composed as Pope. Styled as a conversation with veteran Rome reporter Andrea Tornielli, “The Name of God is Mercy” delivers Pope Francis at his very … more
PROVIDENCE — For seminarian Peter Cotnoir, three years living and studying at Our Lady of Providence Seminary have brought him one step closer to a dream of joining the priesthood. Cotnoir, who … more
WINOOSKI, Vt. — The Most Reverend Kenneth A. Angell, the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, age 86, died on October 4, 2016. Bishop Angell was born on August 3, 1930 in … more
The sage, sane and sober ponderings in these pages sometime ago from Father Joseph Creedon were at the time a refreshing change from many media comments on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, … more
“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system,” warns Pope Francis in his landmark environmental encyclical Laudato Si … more
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