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Pope names women as undersecretaries of office for laity, family, life

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named a bioethics expert and a seasoned canon lawyer, both women, as undersecretaries of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. The appointments of Gabriella Gambino, a bioethics professor at Rome’s Tor Vergata University, and Linda…




Domestic Justice Chairman Urges True Debate on Gun Violence

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the recent and horrific attacks in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the First Baptist Church of Southerland Springs, Texas, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development,…




Black Catholic History Month called chance to learn, share rich history

By Amy Wise Taylor Catholic News Service CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) — Sister Roberta Fulton, principal of St. Martin de Porres School in Columbia, gets excited every year about National Black Catholic History Month. She said that during the November celebration, she looks for ways to share how black Catholics have…


World War II, Korea and Vietnam War veterans greeted with hero’s welcome

By Kevin J. Parks Catholic News Service LINTHICUM, Md. (CNS) — As the orange glow of sunrise breached the horizon at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, waiting travelers watched a Southwest Airlines jet taxi beneath a water cannon salute from the airport’s fire department. “Good citizens of Maryland, travelers from…


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Acquires Catholic.Bible

November 6, 2017 WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has acquired Catholic.Bible.  The domain serves as the home base for resources for National Bible Week. This year’s National Bible Week celebration takes place November 12-18. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the theme for…