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My place in the sun

My Place in the Sun, June 21: Rejoice and Be Glad

Let me begin with a heartfelt thank you to all who sent birthday greetings personally or through the Catholic Sun. I am most appreciative for your kind words and thoughtful sentiments. A 75th birthday is a landmark for all of us. For a bishop, however, it marks the beginning of…



600 Catholic institutions declare support for Paris climate agreement

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Caring for creation goes hand-in-hand with the mission of helping retreat-goers connect with God at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Ohio. The center’s tree-enshrouded grounds that filter the sound of nearby traffic in the middle of Cleveland’s largest suburb offer…


Pope asks people to value contributions refugees can make

By Carol Glatz | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on nations working to develop a global compact on refugees to make sure they help ensure migration is safe, legal and humane. While nations work to forge proper policies, every individual, “each of us, is called…


Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis denounced the practice of administering prenatal tests to determine birth defects that often lead to abortions, comparing it to the Nazi-era eugenics program that determined what lives were worth keeping or eliminating. Children are God’s greatest gift…


Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions…


Biggest danger in life is fear, settling for less, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The worst enemies in a young person’s life aren’t the problems they may face, Pope Francis said. The biggest dangers are being unwilling to find a way to adapt, mediocrity by settling for the status quo, and fear, he said…


Pope launches appeal that World Cup in Russia helps promote peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As 32 nations get ready to vie for the World Cup in Russia, Pope Francis greeted players, organizers and soccer fans who will be following “this event that overcomes all borders.” “May this important sports event become an occasion for…



With thanks

   Some of the colleagues and friends who have worked closely with Bishop Cunningham offered the following messages to the diocesan shepherd.    God’s blessings in abundance on your birthday, Bishop! Thank you for your years of faithful ministry as a priest and shepherd. Quoting a bit of Irish wisdom,…