Articles by Katherine Long

How to have hope: Pope Francis gives point-by-point guide

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people should love, believe, and follow their dreams, never despairing because Jesus is always with them, Pope Francis said. When life hits hard, they should try to get up again, letting others help them, and if they are bored,…


Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

By David Agren, Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexican church leaders offered prayers and urged generosity after an earthquake struck the national capital and its environs, claiming more than 240 lives — including at least 20 children trapped in a collapsed school. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake Sept. 19…



Le Moyne College kicks off ‘Sustaining Earth’ fall lecture series Sept. 20

Submitted by Father George Coyne, SJ The McDevitt Center at Le Moyne College continues to promote the message of Pope Francis on the challenges to the earth by climate change and other ecological issues. The Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’, literally shocked many of the established political and economical interests throughout…


Bishop defends Jesuit priest after seminary withdraws invitation

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A U.S. bishop vigorously defended Jesuit Father James Martin when a prominent U.S. seminary canceled an invitation it had extended to the well-known author, who was to speak about Jesus at an October event, after fringe groups unhappy with the priest’s…



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Hope for Bereaved to hold two special workshops

By Tami Scott Submitted by HOPE for Bereaved   Hope for Bereaved is holding two special workshops this month: “Caring for the Caregiver,”  and “Exploring Traumatic Grief in the Aftermath of a Homicide.” The former, set for Monday, Sept. 18, will include a panel of four people that will discuss…



N.Y. firefighters march, pray for peers as they recall events of 9/11

By Matthew O’Connor, Catholic News Service BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — The ritual of remembrance continues. Just as in previous years, Fire Department of New York Battalion 57 marched 2.5 miles from the World Trade Center, across the Brooklyn Bridge, ending at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn to remember…


Indian Salesian abducted in Yemen freed

By Junno Arocho, Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Indian Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen and held captive for more than a year, was freed. According to Oman’s state-run news agency ONA, Father Uzhunnalil was “rescued” by Oman authorities “in…