Standing in a row holding white tapers, 12 men and women publicly committed to promote peace in their lives and through their relationships with others.
Faith & Parish
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., and named Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger, a priest of the diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., to succeed him.
The pope also appointed Msgr. Andrzej Zglejszewski as an auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y., where he is currently co-chancellor and director of the Office of Worship.
The appointments and Hubbard's resignation were announced Tuesday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
In a letter Monday, more than 50 Catholic signatories said donor Charles Koch and his brother, David, "have a clear political and ideological agenda."
Vietnamese Jesuits are urged to continue bringing the Gospel's values to people as they celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Jesuits to Vietnam.
More than 200 people gathered for a discussion on fostering healing and dialogue in the wake of protests and power struggles at Eastside Catholic School.
U.S. Cardinal Edwin O'Brien doesn't know what will come out of the Synod of Bishops set for October, but the former archbishop of Baltimore believes it will be significant.
Representatives of the Legionaries of Christ announced a new slate of leaders Thursday and formally apologized to victims of their disgraced founder.
"No other document gives us the crucial role of Catholic higher education in the church," one theology professor said.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington dedicated a newly installed mosaic Sunday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the work is "the second to the last step" in completing the artistic vision of the shrine's original designers.
A news release said installation of the South Gallery Vault Mosaic, above the shrine's M.P. Moller pipe organ, leaves just one area in the Great Upper Church unadorned -- the Trinity Dome, which is the interior of the blue dome that is one of the exterior hallmarks of the shrine.
Amid the closing and cancellations brought on by winter storms, pastors have to consider when severe weather conditions dictate canceling Mass.