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Washington’s new archbishop urges renewed faith amid challenges

During his installation ceremony as the new archbishop of Washington, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory acknowledged the struggles that have recently impacted the Catholic Church and urged Catholic leaders and laity not to lose faith.

Survey of women in Bible study shows they have less stress, more patience

Women participating in the Walking with Purpose Bible study program at Catholic parishes around the country reported the courses have had a positive impact on their attitudes and lifestyle, in addition to being a source of inspiration and a tool to bring them closer to God.

Students plan to raise nuclear weapon dangers in fall return to campuses

Fifteen college students participated in the weeklong program designed to develop the next generation of Catholic nuclear nonproliferation specialists and activists.

Dallas bishop questions affidavit, says police raid was ‘traumatic’

Dallas police executed search warrants May 15, 2019, at three diocesan sites for files on five current or former priests whose names were on a list made public by Bishop Burns Jan. 31.

Christopher Leadership Award goes to CEO of Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Frank Siller is being recognized by "for the invaluable aid he brings to catastrophically injured veterans, first responders and Gold Star families" through the charity he co-founded with his five siblings in honor of their late brother Stephen, a New York City firefighter who was killed on 9/11.

Patients connect with Catholic medical professionals on internet site

MyCatholicDoctor.com is a nationwide virtual medical practice whose 40-plus medical professionals integrate Catholic spirituality into patient care.

Minnesota attorney sues Holy See for documentation on clergy offenders

St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson announced May 14 that he is representing five sexual abuse survivors suing the Holy See for names of clergy sexual abuse offenders worldwide and the names of church leaders who have been involved in abuse cover-up.

Confession bill amended, but church leaders say it still targets priests

Church officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession.

Florida Catholic bishops urge governor to commute man’s death sentence

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to commute the death sentence to life in prison for a man scheduled to be executed for a 1984 murder.

Virginia woman makes whimsical wigs for children experiencing hair loss

Holly Christensen converted her one-car garage into a wig-making workshop and invited her friends to help. In just a few years, the Magic Yarn Project has sent more than 16,500 yarn wigs to children experiencing hair loss.