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Archbishop Chaput announces clergy changes

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Ten clerical appointments were made public today, March 27, including three changes at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Four of six Catholic League teams capture state titles

Roman Catholic standout guard Tony Carr (10) and teammates take a timeout during the Catholic League championship Feb. 23 at the Palestra, as Roman coach Chris McNesby (center, in gray) calls his players to the bench. (Sarah Webb) Posted on March 27th, 2015

In Roman Catholic’s AAAA state championship win last weekend, an injured senior thought he was done for the year — until the coach put him in near the end of the game.

House caucus recognizes ‘vital role’ prayer plays in life of the nation

Posted on March 27th, 2015

At a time usually dedicated to last-minute Metro dashes, black coffee and the ever-ubiquitous doughnut table, a group of people gather for fellowship in the nation’s capital.

On Romero Day, leaders get to know the poor

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Sr-Scullion-excerptSister Mary Scullion, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Mayor Michael Nuttler and other business and civic leaders met poor people in the region Monday, marking Archbishop Oscar Romero’s death.

For Easter, pope sends assistance to displaced in Iraq, Nigeria

Displaced Iraqi women sit outside of their tent at a camp for displaced people between the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraq, March 12. (CNS photo/Alaa Al-Marjani, Reuters) Posted on March 27th, 2015

Although not specifying the amount, the Vatican press office said March 27 that the pope was sending aid money to people seeking shelter in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and to the Nigerian bishops’ conference to assist families in the northern part of the country where the terrorist group Boko Haram has been on a rampage.

Cardinal says bishops’ conferences cannot go it alone on doctrine

Posted on March 27th, 2015

German Cardinal Gerhard Muller, doctrinal congregation prefect, smiles as he holds a news conference to unveil his book "Poor for the Poor: The Mission of the Church" in Rome in this Feb. 25, 2014 file photo. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) Cardinal Gerhard Muller said that while bishops’ conferences have authority on some matters, “they don’t constitute a magisterium within the magisterium, independently of the pope and out of communion with other bishops.”

Pope joins homeless people for private tour of Sistine Chapel

A homeless woman walks past a Swiss guard as she enters the Vatican March 26. While enjoying a private visit to the Sistine Chapel, homeless people were surprised by a visit from Pope Francis. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) Posted on March 27th, 2015

While enjoying a private visit to the Sistine Chapel, a group of VIP guests — homeless people who live around the Vatican — were surprised by a visit from Pope Francis.

Bills aim to block D.C. laws opponents say violate religious liberty

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Two U.S. senators have sponsored joint resolutions to try to block two new laws in the District of Columbia that they say prevent religious institutions, pro-life groups and individuals from operating within their own belief systems.

Advocates hope new diocese in Mexico gives boost to migrant ministry

A border fence separates the sister cities of Nogales. On the left sits Nogales, Ariz., on the right is Nogales, in the Mexican state of Sonora. Pope Francis has erected the new Diocese of Nogales in northern Mexico, the Vatican announced March 19. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec) Posted on March 27th, 2015

“It’s a great blessing that has the potential to facilitate more binational cooperation as church, especially in regard to migrant ministry efforts,” said Jesuit Father Sean Carroll, who directs the Kino Border Initiative.

Today’s teaching on the family

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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

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