Pope Francis told the group, “It is important to seek out what is positive at a time when life is not at its most beautiful. Seek the positive in order to keep going forward.”
The news follows the May 30 announcement by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation of the discovery of 215 bodies buried on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Adoption and foster care, free speech and church vandalism are some of the topics of concern chosen by the U.S. bishops for Religious Freedom Week, which is set for June 22-29.
The ecumenical prayer service was held at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa, which opened its doors 100 years ago to provide refuge for those fleeing one of the most severe incidents of racial violence in U.S. history.
Canadian Catholic leaders express sorrow after bodies of over 200 Indigenous children discovered at residential school
Archbishop Miller was “filled with deep sadness” after the bodies of more than 200 children were found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s large Indigenous residential school.
San Francisco’s archbishop that Speaker Pelosi’s “positive reaction” to a Vatican official’s letter to the U.S. bishops about Catholic politicians who support abortion receiving Communion “raises hope that progress can be made in this most serious matter.”
‘Prudence is a virtue’: Hong Kong’s new Jesuit bishop on managing the church’s complicated relationship with China
Bishop-designate Stephen Chow Sau-yan told Hong Kong media people must start with a sense of faith and not assume Beijing is the enemy, and he hoped for dialogue to develop a better understanding.
Christian leaders in the Holy Land expressed deep concern over growing Israeli-Palestinian violence, as the two sides clashed in Jerusalem and Israel launched airstrikes into Gaza, responding to rocket attacks.
Being an altar server should be a “profession of faith” to the entire parish community, Pope Francis told young men and women participating in Portugal's annual altar server pilgrimage to Fatima.
Archbishop Cordileone in new pastoral letter: Those who reject teaching on abortion should not receive Communion
A pastoral letter issued May 1 by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone focuses on the unborn, Communion and Catholics in public life.