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After visit to Ukraine, Swedish cardinal says he hopes for ‘just peace’
A recent video that has gained traction on social media purportedly shows a McDonald’s in Kiev bustling with people, prompting some to argue that perhaps the conflict is not as grim as the media and the country’s government has reported.
Head of bishops’ anti-racism committee praises investigations into histories
Ahead of the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 14-16, Bishop Joseph N. Perry said that new investigations by church institutions into their involvement with slavery and Indian boarding schools are “very healthy” and aid a collective examination of conscience.
Priest is among heroes fighting flames in Canadian wildfires
While Canada is fighting wildfires from western Alberta province to eastern Nova Scotia, at least one priest is on the frontlines of the battle in firefighter uniform.
As COVID’s Emergency Phase Ends, Catholic Experts Share Takeaways
As of late May 2023, COVID-19 has taken more than 6.9 million lives around the globe, including more than 1.1 million in the United States.
Uvalde Catholic community marks painful anniversary with Mass, prayers
(OSV News) — Community members gathered in Uvalde, Texas, to pray and honor the 21 lives taken last year in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. “We kneel once again today before God, united and looking for ways to …
Nearly 2,000 children abused by Catholic clergy over decades, says Illinois AG report
(OSV News) — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul released a May 23 report revealing decades of abuse by Catholic clergy against almost 2,000 children. The report, unveiled during a May 23 press conference and totaling almost 700 pages, concludes a …
LaBeouf: ‘I Fell In Love with Christ’ to Portray Padre Pio
A film making its U.S. debut recounts the life of a beloved 20th-century saint — and the movie’s star told OSV News he “fell in love with Christ” to prepare for the part.