Sports

Catholic League basketball scoreboard

See the current standings for the 14 boys' teams and 12 girls' teams in the league, plus a schedule of upcoming games starting this weekend.

Archbishop Chaput announces clergy assignment changes

New appointments for four priests of the Philadelphia Archdiocese were announced Jan. 13.

U.S. doctors, nurses treat Syrian refugees for free in Jordan

Badly needed surgeries and other medical treatments are given free of charge to thousands of Syrians who have fled their country's six-year war. While technology is key to treatment, so too is "prayer to the healing process."

Bishops of Malta issue norms for ministry to divorced, civilly remarried

Under certain circumstances, after long prayer and with "an informed and enlightened conscience," some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may return to the sacraments, said the bishops of Malta.

Bishops still have hope Congress will pass immigration reform

Despite apprehension over policies that could be enacted by Congress acting in accord with a Republican president in Donald Trump, the bishops see "a new moment" in which to "move very carefully" on reform.

24th annual Chester County March for Life

The local March for Life will be held Jan. 22 at St. Agnes Church in West Chester, including a program of speakers and music. A march with pro-life signs to the old Chester County Courthouse will follow.

Witness for Life at St. John the Evangelist

The Pro-Life Union is hosting a public prayer event at St. John the Evangelist in Philadelphia.

Catholic priest found dead in northern Mexico

The body of Father Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes, 42, was discovered Jan. 11 in Parras de la Fuente, approximately 90 miles west of his working-class parish in Saltillo.

Next synod needs young people’s voices, pope says

Preparations have begun for the 2018 Synod of Bishops focused on youth, and Pope Francis wants young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes, struggles and even their criticisms. Archbishop Chaput welcomed their input.

Take a risk by following Jesus, pope says at Mass

Following Jesus and entering into a relationship with him comes with risks, including the risk of looking foolish sometimes, Pope Francis said.