Religious Life

With the Chicago skyline in the background, deacons pray as participants gather to end violence and promote peace during the eighth annual Sunrise Prayer Service and Mass on Aug. 26, 2017. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)
Joseph DeGrocco August 10, 2018
A man pursuing the diaconate must see his desire to serve as a true vocation.
Robert P. Imbelli August 02, 2018
Holiness is incumbent upon all, but we also must strive to embrace the challenge to reappropriate the language of the evangelical counsels, now recast as evangelical imperatives.
During the Saturday evening Mass when Father Looney heard the opening lines of the first reading from Jeremiah, the priest switched gears, deciding he had to say something about sexual abuse allegations against now former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington.
The Special Olympics, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, turned 50 this year, with this year's games held in Seattle. The Catholic community had joined in a winning pitch four years ago to host the Special Olympics for 2018 and were rewarded with the games.
After decades of silence, the nun is one of a handful worldwide to come forward recently on an issue that the Catholic Church has yet to come to terms with: The sexual abuse of religious sisters by priests and bishops.
Navya is one of the four babies whose fate became entangled in the recent child trafficking scandal broke at Rachi's Nirmal Hriday (Tender Heart) home, run by the Missionaries of Charity. A five-member district child welfare committee decided it was not fair for the foster mother and the child to