"In this place of prayer, in this place of faith ... this place is a fertile ground to talk about our love of the Lord."
That a "universally beloved" entertainer such as Robin Williams could commit suicide "speaks to the power of psychiatric illness," mental health experts say.
Williams, who died Monday at age 63, had some of the risk factors for suicide: He was known to have bipolar disorder, depression and drug abuse problems, said Julie Cerel, a psychologist and board chair of the American Association of Suicidology.
People who are severely depressed can't see past their failures, even if they've been as successful as Williams.
The action is part of a plan to aggressively increase wages for workers such as clerical staff, parking attendants, maintenance staff, security and police officers.
Analysis: Miguel D'Escoto's return to priestly ministry sends another beacon of light from Francis to unravel the misunderstanding of the last 60 years.
Black Catholic bishops, priests, deacons and religious brothers who gathered in Mobile for an annual joint conference celebrated the 80th anniversary of the first class of black priests who were educated and ordained in the United States.
"As we begin our preparations for the 50th anniversary of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, it is important for us to remember those pioneers who came before us," said Fr. Kenneth Taylor, president of the caucus.
Maryknoll Fr. Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, 81, had written to the Vatican that he wanted to be able to celebrate Mass again "before dying."
Essay: "Catholicism" might not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Babe Ruth, with his copious drinking and womanizing.
One call from a former employee of the Twin Cities archdiocese sent Minnesota Public Radio down a long and complex trail into an ugly chapter of the abuse scandal.
Mary Ann McCarthy Schoettly was not known to brag, but many among the more than 150 who attended her memorial service Monday at Newton Presbyterian Church said she had plenty to boast about.
One thing she could have trumpeted was that she had received all seven Catholic sacraments. From her baptism in 1942 to her more recent reception of the anointing of the sick, she had made her first confession, first Communion and been confirmed in her youth. Later, she entered into matrimony.
If you are following the immigration, child trafficking and visa-to-protect issues related to the children refugees on the border, you might want to read last November’s report from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.