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Camino walk helps young man find path that leads him, others to Christ

Shea McMahon's journey of faith has led him on some incredible adventures, including walking the Camino in France and Spain, and living in England trying to help college students embrace a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Young adults embrace opportunity to deepen their faith at SEEK2019

Attendees were pleased to share their faith and return to their daily lives with a renewed sense of inspiration and awe in God.

As U.S. bishops meet, Vatican may be deciding fate of former cardinal

The Wall Street Journal newspaper reported Jan. 5 that a decision on whether to laicize former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick could come as soon as mid-January because Vatican officials don't want the decision to overshadow a gathering the pope has called for.

House budget bill repeals ‘Mexico City Policy’ on NGO abortion funding

UPDATED - The same provision was included in the version of the spending bill passed unanimously by the Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee in 2018. Democrats are using that bill in an attempt to end the partial shutdown.

Police probe swastika vandalism at Connecticut cathedral

On Jan. 4 police officers discovered a swastika painted on the doors of the Cathedral of St. Augustine in Bridgeport. Bishop Frank Caggiano was "outraged that someone would violate the sanctity of our church."

Keep bringing Christ to others, archbishop tells SEEK conference

Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila described the 17,000 mostly college students attending SEEK2019 in Indianapolis as "a great sign of hope for the church, that the church is alive and well among young people."

Knights take stand against lawmakers’ judicial litmus test

U.S. senators have no business questioning a federal judicial nominee's membership in the Knights of Columbus over its support for Catholic teaching on abortion and same-sex marriage, said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Jesuit to remain as House Chaplain in new Congress

Father Patrick J. Conroy, whom former Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan sought to oust in 2018, will remain in his post as chaplain of the legislative body as the 116th session of Congress begins.

Catholic advocates outline legislative goals for a new Congress

Several Catholic organizations have recalibrated their priorities in light of a new, divided Congress, with Democrats taking control of the House and Republicans slightly increasing their heretofore razor-thin edge in the Senate.

Dog’s job at Oregon Catholic hospital: Comforting kids in emergency room

Wrangler doesn't have an MD and he can't write prescriptions, but he works hard to help children who are injured or ill and often scared.