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Pastor forgives attackers, urges them to turn from crime

Nov 26, 2021 News
Three days after he was pistol-whipped and robbed, the pastor of St. Leo the Great Parish in Baltimore's Little Italy said he has been overwhelmed by support from his parish and the wider community.

New CEO aims to step up fight against sexual exploitation

Nov 25, 2021 News
When Dawn Hawkins started 12 years ago as a volunteer at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, it was a modest organization operating under the name under which it was founded 68 years ago—Morality in Media.

Faith and the flood: Parishioners respond to B.C.’s storm of the century

Nov 24, 2021 News
When Father Francis Galvan left Sacred Heart Church in Delta Nov. 15, he did not expect to find himself at the center of a catastrophic flood and what is being called the storm of the century.

Faith leaders call for ‘healing’ after Rittenhouse verdict

Nov 23, 2021 News
A local Unitarian Universalist pastor and the head of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee issued statements urging calm in the days ahead after a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges.

Pope encourages young people to be critical conscience of society

Nov 22, 2021 News
Pope Francis told young people that, with Jesus, people can find the courage to swim against the current, to be free and authentic, and to stand up for their dreams and ideals of truth, love, justice and peace.

Catholic leaders applaud decision to commute Julius Jones’ death sentence

Nov 19, 2021 News
Catholic opponents of the death penalty, including Oklahoma City's archbishop, praised the Nov. 18 announcement that the Oklahoma governor granted death-row inmate Julius Jones clemency—just hours before he was scheduled to be executed.

US Bishops’ Communion statement aims to ‘retrieve and revive’ understanding

Nov 18, 2021 News
The U.S. bishops approved their statement on the Eucharist with 222 "yes" votes Nov. 17, the second of two days of public sessions during their Nov. 15-18 fall general assembly.

U.S. bishops focus on Communion, synodality, finances in fall assembly

Nov 17, 2021 News
The U.S. bishops, gathered for the first time in person since 2019, discussed the highly anticipated statement on the Eucharist without the heated discussion it stirred up in their previous meeting.

Maryland couple donates spruce as Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree

Nov 16, 2021 News
The sleepy streets of Cecil County, Maryland, near the University of Delaware and White Clay Creek State Park were buzzing with activity the morning of Nov. 11, as one of the most iconic holiday symbols in the United States began its journey.