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Catholics must look to God for light in difficult times, says archbishop

Archbishop Chaput received the University of Mary's Lumen Vitae medal ("The Light of Life"), given to "those who are champions of Catholic education and who bring others closer to Christ and his church."

Trump calls on universities to protect ‘free, open debate’ on campuses

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, praised President Donald Trump March 21 for taking seriously the assaults she said conservative groups are facing on campuses around the country.

New school choice federal tax credit bill introduced in House, Senate

A new piece of legislation endorsed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could put Catholic or other religious schools within reach of many families who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

UPDATED - Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was discharged March 20 from St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and was transferred to a nearby rehabilitation program.

Faith and generosity sustain flood victims in Omaha Archdiocese

The flooding affected more than two-thirds of Nebraska's counties, including many within the archdiocese, destroying or damaging homes, businesses, roads and bridges, crippling water and sewage systems and killing livestock.

N.Y. high school students help prepare taxes through volunteer program

Student volunteers help locals in the Albany Diocese file their tax returns under the Catholic Charities Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, known as VITA.

Catholic social teaching guides advocates in push for a ‘moral’ budget

The White House delivered a record $4.75 trillion budget for fiscal year 2020 to Congress and it continued a defining trend to boost military spending and border security while making deep cuts in most other federal agencies.

Nebraskans’ faith, community spirit stronger after floods, priest says

Even in midst of this disaster that hit farming communities so hard, people are not giving up, especially on their faith.

District attorney joins parishioners for listening session on abuse crisis

A top law enforcement official joined about 100 people at a Catholic parish in Minnesota to discuss the pain caused by the clergy sexual abuse crisis and to promote healing and restoration of trust in the church.

Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

More than half of U.S. Catholics say they are very concerned about the persecution of Christians around the world, with this 58 percent figure up by 17 percent from a similar poll a year ago.