West Catholic HS alum gives $5 million in largest-ever gift to school
Leonard Mazur, class of 1963, and his wife Helen visited the school April 28, advising the students to help others someday as they have been helped. In his remarkable life people helped him when he needed it.
Local Catholic grad taken in 1st round of NFL draft
Will Fuller, selected by the Houston Texans as the 21st overall pick, has overcome obstacles on the way to a pro football career. His coach at Roman Catholic H.S. recalls Fuller’s hard work and his modesty.
Suspects arrested in alleged plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy
Italian authorities arrested six suspects, all of Moroccan origin, who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group in February and March of this year via the WhatsApp mobile messaging service.
Militias of Iraqi Christians resist Islamic State amid sectarian strife
The Nineveh Plain Protection Units, which number about 300 soldiers, want to drive IS militants out of Iraq. They fight with a wary eye too on Kurds and the Iraqi government, by whom they feel betrayed.
Interfaith prayer service calls for change on anniversary of Baltimore riots
The prayer service included more than three dozen clergy members from the Baltimore area. Faiths represented included Catholic and other Christian churches, as well as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.
French cardinal admits errors on abuse, meets with archdiocesan priests
“The cardinal has accepted the archdiocese committed errors in managing and nominating certain priests and has reiterated how important it is for victims of sexual abuse by clergy to see their right to truth and justice recognized.”
On response to ISIS genocide, advocates ask: ‘Where are you, world?’
The head of the Knights of Columbus and others are rallying support at the U.N. for legal action against the Islamic State, who they blame for religious persecution, child torture and millions driven from their homes.
Ethics must guide medical research, protect human dignity, pope says
In that way, education and research can strive “to serve higher values, such as solidarity, generosity, magnanimity, sharing of knowledge, respect for human life, and fraternal and selfless love,” he said.
All Catholics have role in renewing marriage, family life, cardinal says
“For the Holy Father, the pastoral mission of the church, focused on the lived expression of mercy and love, is expressed in these four principal activities: listening, accompanying, discerning and evangelizing.”