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Today’s teaching on the family

Posted on May 25th, 2015

See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”


Vatican II’s approach to Jews, other Christians differs, professor says

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

“Vatican II introduced obvious changes in Catholic thought and practice, and the theological insight into those changes,” said Michael Root in a May 21 address at a Catholic University-hosted conference, “‘Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church’s Dialogue With Jews and Muslims.”


$12 million award will help build senior housing in South Phila.

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

coat-of-armsA state agency awarded the Archdiocese of Philadelphia tax credits to develop 52 apartments as the second phase of housing at St. John Neumann Place.


Ryan overcomes late deficit to capture 2nd straight title

Archbishop Ryan's softball team celebrates its second consecutive Catholic League championship. (Photos by Sarah Webb) Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Archbishop Ryan’s Ragdolls needed heroics to turn a 2-1 St. Hubert’s lead into a 5-2 win for the Catholic League softball championship May 20. They’ve gone 30-0 over two seasons in league play.


Abundance of media connects people far and wide to Romero beatification

U.S. pilgrims light candles in the cathedral in San Salvador May 21, two days before the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Archbishop Romero was shot by unidentified gunmen as he celebrated Mass March 24, 1980. (CNS photo/Lissette Lemus) Posted on May 22nd, 2015

The use of modern media to move and consume news of the beatification of Oscar Romero might be a fitting tribute to the Salvadoran archbishop.


Cardinal Dolan: Catholics, Jews find common concerns in dialogue

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York speaks May 20 during "Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church's Dialogue with Jews and Muslims," a three-day symposium of scholars at The Catholic University of America in Washington. (CNS photo/Ed Pfueller, Catholic University of America) Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Thanks to “Nostra Aetate,” “Jewish-Catholic friendship has never been stronger,” Cardinal Dolan said in his address, “The Catholic Church’s National Dialogue With Jews Since ‘Nostra Aetate.'”


Cardinal, rabbi discuss progress, trials in Jewish-Catholic relations

Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, center, smiles alongside John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America at the university in Washington May 19. They attended "Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church's Dialogue with Jews and Muslims, a three-day symposium of scholars, which the cardinal addressed May 20. (CNS photo/Ed Pfueller, Catholic University of America) Posted on May 22nd, 2015

A key turning point in the relationships between Catholics and Jews occurred 50 years ago with the Second Vatican Council document on interreligious relations, a cardinal and rabbi told a group of religious leaders May 20.


Archbishop Romero was motivated by Gospel, not politics, cardinal says

U.S. pilgrims stand near the tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero in the cathedral in San Salvador May 21, two days before the beatification of the archbishop, who was shot by unidentified gunmen as he celebrated Mass March 24, 1980. (CNS photo/Lissette Lemus) Posted on May 22nd, 2015

“He loved Jesus and adored him in the Eucharist, he loved the church, he venerated the Blessed Virgin Mary and he loved his people,” Cardinal Amato said.


Police follow Jesus in seeking to serve others, says pope

Pope Francis is caught in traffic in his blue Ford Focus as he leaves after visiting the offices of Vatican congregations for education, clergy and religious May 22. The pope's car is preparing to pass under an arch of the Vatican wall known as the "passato," which Pope Clement VII used to flee to nearby Castel Sant'Angelo when Rome was being sacked in 1527. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Pope Francis praised the police profession to defend public order and democracy, which contrast with organized crime and terrorism.


Greenbacks and the green economy: Ecology is good business

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, speaks at a conference on climate change at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome May 20. Polman, whose company owns brands such as Lipton and Ben & Jerry's, said consumers want products that are environmentally friendly. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Consumers want products that are environmentally friendly, and businesses that are not on board are already starting to feel the pinch, said the CEO of the multinational Unilever.


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