Pope Francis names Jesuit educator as bishop of Hong Kong

Pope Francis names Jesuit educator as bishop of Hong Kong

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Jesuit Father Stephen Chow Sau-yan, a native of Hong Kong and provincial of the Jesuits’ Chinese province, to be the new bishop of Hong Kong. The appointment of the 61-year-old Jesuit, who also serves as supervisor of the...
Monthlong global rosary begins

Monthlong global rosary begins

Pope prays resources move from military to pandemic prevention By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Under the gaze of a seventh-century icon of Mary, Pope Francis launched a monthlong, global recitation of the rosary, pleading for Mary’s...

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The American Rescue Plan is “an extraordinarily practical way to help the American people,” New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a statement March 11, the same day President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19...
Latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience

Latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a new video, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine reiterated that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine “can be used in good moral conscience.” “There’s no moral need to turn down a vaccine,...
A Lenten meditation

A Lenten meditation

By Effie Caldarola | Catholic News Service Jesus, as I make the 40-day pilgrimage through Lent, I ask that my journey may always be at your side. My one Lenten goal, indeed the one goal of my life, is to enter into a relationship with you. What I do, the time I give...
Growing our hearts this Lent

Growing our hearts this Lent

By Lindsey Weishar | Catholic News Service I don’t know about you, but I often mentally brace myself for Lent. The season feels so long, so winter-ridden, and in this time of lingering pandemic, especially isolating. Yet, the Online Etymology Dictionary reminds me...

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