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A Reflection for Thursday of the Third Week of Lent, by Kevin Clarke
Irish children in Catholic school uniforms stand in front of their school
Even after decades of Ireland’s rapid societal secularization, clergy and laypeople have cause for optimism about the renewal of the Catholic faith first brought to the Emerald Isle by St. Patrick in 432.
for an article about JPII knowledge of sex abuse cases, pope john paul ii waves to a crowd in a 1979 black and white photo in czenstochowa, poland,
The bishops of Poland announced they will create a commission of experts to investigate cases of abuse of minors by clergy from the past, including Karol Wojtyla's archbishopric.
This St. Patrick’s Day we can find Irish Americans at the height of political power, but they may not be what predecessors like John F. Kennedy and Patrick Moynihan expected.
the pool of siloam in Jerusalem where Jesus healed the blind man

If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains. (Jn 9:41)

A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent by Father Terrance Klein
Relatives gather around one of the victims of the attack by gunmen during a Pentecost Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, as she receives treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Nigeria, June 6, 2022. Reports said at least 50 people were killed in the attack. (CNS photo/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)
Extremist and criminal violence is on the rise across Northern Africa from Somalia to Nigeria as local security forces face off against gangs and insurgencies they are often ill-equipped to contain.
corned beef and cabbage and carrots on a plate for st patricks day
Can (or should) you eat meat this St. Patrick's Day? Some archdioceses are giving out dispensations, while others insist upon fasting. Who is right?
A bishop in black robes speaks into a microphone at a bishops' conference
Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod, has named Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, and six others to be members of the preparatory commission for the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October.
pope francis sits in his chair at the general audience
So, what does it mean to be apostles? It means being sent for a mission.