By: Dennis Sadowski (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9906-3/14/19

WASHINGTON (CNS) --Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation.


The accident March 10 claimed the lives of 157 people on board, many of them from humanitarian agencies.


By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

VATICAN CITY (CNS)--The Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis affirmed the U.S. bishops’ strong belief that bishops and cardinals who abuse children or cover up abuse must be held accountable, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.


The cardinal attended the Feb. 21-24 summit as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

SAVANNAH--Two first-class relics of Saint Anthony of Padua arrived in Savannah Feb. 22 for veneration as a part of a 10-day diocesan-wide tour.


Transported by Father Bortolino Maistrello, OFM Conv., a friar of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua in Padua, Italy, the relics first stopped at Blessed Sacrament Church in Savannah, and over the next nine days also traveled throughout many of the Diocese of Savannah’s seven deaneries. 


By: Peter Finney, Jr. (CNS)
NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- Lent is coming.
So is the salvation of many a harried Catholic couple with three or four mouths to feed on a seafood-only Friday night -- the parish fish fry.
The fish fry has become a savory staple of parish fellowship. All in good fun, and in the advancement of culinary civilization, many parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans have embarked on a seafood arms race that would require drones with infrared cameras to monitor properly.
By: † Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.

The list is divided into three parts:

By: Mark Pattison
Originally Appeared in : 9823-11/8/18

Washington (CNS)-- The U.S. bishops will consider endorsing the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of slaves and the only African-American member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who transcended racism to leave a lasting mark on Catholic life in the United States in the late 20th century.


By: Carol Glatz (CNS)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing nearby either cannot or just do not care, Pope Francis asked.


People must make "a serious examination of conscience to understand whether we are really capable of listening to the poor," the pope said in a message for the World Day of the Poor.


By: Dennis Sadowski (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

Franciscan Sister Janice Cebula isn’t one to turn down a chance to learn and be inspired.


So when Network, the Catholic social justice lobby, decided to take its Nuns on the Bus campaign on the road again beginning Oct. 8 to call attention to the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act and its impact on social services and local communities, she readily agreed to join one leg of the trip.


Beginning in Santa Monica, California, the tour was to wind through 21 states before ending near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 2.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9815-7/19/18

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., has announced the following appointments:


On presentation of Father James McCurry, Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Friars Conventual of our Lady of the Angels Province, Bishop Hartmayer endorsed the following appointments, effective August 2, 2018.  All Friars have been assigned to the newly named Franciscan Martyrs Friary in Columbus, Georgia.


Father Robert Schlageter, OFM Conv. appointed Pastor of St. Anne Catholic Church

By: Rhina Guidos (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9813-6/21/18

From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America. 



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