Essay: Lionel Ferbos grew famous for tending the flame of music that spanned the years of his life. His sendoff was true to form.
USCCB President: Discusses role of the bishops’ conference; changes of the church under Pope Francis and expectations of an upcoming synod on the family.
It's "getting difficult" for Catholics to partner with the government in providing social services because of laws like a federal mandate requiring contraceptive services.
Essay: Now that I’ve seen the killing fields and the burial plots of Normandy, I wonder if "Operation Overlord" might not be code for the Higher Power.
Appreciation: At his funeral Mass, Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo finally took center stage as hundreds came to celebrate the priest they had come to cherish.
As Hurricane Katrina approached in 2005, Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo had a decision to make: evacuate or stay with those in the hospital? He chose to stay.
The U.S. bishops, meeting June 11-13 in New Orleans, will discuss today's economy and its impact on marriages and evangelization. They will also review their efforts in preventing sexual abuse of children, strengthening marriage, helping typhoon victims and preparing for upcoming church-sponsored events on family life.
The bishops will hear presentations on "Marriage and the Economy" and "the New Evangelization and Poverty" on the second day of their gathering before they close for executive sessions.