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Many see Rev. King’s vision ‘still in process of coming true’ in U.S.

For young Jaymee Dixon, the tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Holy Angels Cathedral "means a lot. It feels great to be a black person doing something."

Global Catholic climate group debuts as pope visits Philippines

A worldwide campaign is emerging among Catholic individuals and organizations concerned about climate change and protecting the environment.

Novena aims to unite Catholics in prayer mark Roe v. Wade anniversary

A "9 Days for Life" novena taking place around the Jan. 22 anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion virtually on demand aims to unite Catholics in prayer, penance and pilgrimage.

Romero scholars say his role as crusader for poor was slow evolution

Murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero is held up as a beacon for the poor and oppressed, but scholars who see momentum in his sainthood cause say his conversion to this dogma was a slow process.

New York’s French community offers prayers for victims of Paris attacks

New York's French Catholic community offered solemn prayers for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris at an otherwise-joyful family Mass.

Possible acceleration of Romero sainthood cause creates mixed emotions

Scholars who have studied the life of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero say a reading of the tea leaves suggest advancement of his sainthood cause is imminent.

Dominican sister chosen to lead Catholic Charities USA

UPDATED - ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) -- Dominican Sister Donna Markham has been chosen to succeed Father Larry Snyder as the new president of Catholic Charities USA.

Franciscan leader in Black Catholic ministry named auxiliary bishop

UPDATED - WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named Franciscan Father Fernand "Ferd" Cheri III, a New Orleans native who currently is director of campus ministry at Quincy University in Illinois as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Father Morris leaves helm of Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel

Father Jonathan Morris, program director and talk-show host for the Catholic Channel on the Sirius XM satellite radio platform, has left the station.

Catholics in Congress: What makes them tick?

The numbers don't lie. Once again, there are more Catholics in Congress than members of any other religious denomination. And the numbers stay strong term after term.