Articles by The Catholic Sun

Catholic leaders, groups urge all Americans to confront ‘sin of racism’

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Franciscan Action Network called on all Americans, “especially ourselves and those who have benefited from white privilege,” to look within themselves “and confront America’s original sin — the sin of racism.” “White Americans must no longer stand silent as we continue to…


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Obituary: Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM

Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the age of 89 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton. She was born on June 26, 1928, in Johnson City, and given the name Catherine Lucille….


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CBA Names Brillante As Assistant Principal For Academic Affairs

Dewitt-Christian Brothers Academy has announced the appointment of Debra Brillante as Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs. Brillante replaces David Roache, who will return to full-time teaching for the upcoming year. “We are very pleased to welcome Debra Brillante to CBA’s administrative team for the 2017-2018 academic year,” President Brother Joseph…



Maryknoll nun receives Matteo Ricci Award for building bridges with China

By Gregory A. Shemitz Catholic News Service JAMAICA, N.Y. (CNS) — Maryknoll Sister Janet Carroll, founding executive director of the U. S. Catholic China Bureau, was the recipient of the organization’s 2017 Matteo Ricci Award, an honor bestowed upon people who best exemplify the bureau’s mission to build a bridge…


Pope entrusts to Mary victims of disasters, conflict, social tension

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world. After reciting the Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption, the pope…


Catholic, Orthodox patriarchs seek help, say Mideast churches in danger

By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service BEIRUT (CNS) — Mideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs decried the desperate situation they face as shepherds of churches “whose existence is in real danger.” They categorized the continued displacement of Christians from the Middle East as “a genocidal project, a humanitarian catastrophe and…



Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Diplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea and avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex…


Peacemakers at White House vigil urge U.S. to empty its nuclear arsenal

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying the possession, upgrading and potential use of nuclear weapons was sinful, peacemakers gathered outside the White House on the feast of the Transfiguration and implored the U.S. government to empty its arsenals and embrace a world of peace. “Nuclear weapons are immoral,…