Ministry

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich-Freising, president of the German bishops' conference, celebrates Mass in 2017 during the opening of the annual meeting of Germany's bishops at the cathedral in Cologne. (CNS photo/Sascha Steinbach, EPA)
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 07, 2018
On Wednesday, the German bishops’ conference sought to correct reports that the cardinal endorsed the blessing of same-sex unions.
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Joe Van Brussel February 07, 2018
Making it more difficult for families to visit prisoners, or have any contact with them, is contrary to respect for human life and dignity.
Nancy Small January 03, 2018
I stopped running from the ordination question and started wrestling with it.
Blase J. Cupich December 29, 2017
Medics are useless if the wounded cannot reach them.
Pope Francis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem was one of the most-liked images on his Instagram account in 2017. (screen shot from franciscus account on Instagram)
Michael J. O’Loughlin December 29, 2017
Pope Francis has already attracted more than 40 million followers on Twitter, and he is quickly making a splash on Instagram as well.
Brendan Busse December 13, 2017
I never wanted to be a priest. But here I am. Newly minted Father Brendan, and still wondering how I got here.