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Parish prays for congressman in critical condition after shooting

More than 150 people attended a prayer service at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie June 14 to pray for the recovery of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and other victims of a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, early that morning.

Catholic dioceses in South ‘in a growth mode,’ says Atlanta archbishop

The Catholic dioceses of the Carolinas and Georgia are experiencing record growth, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta said during a meeting of the U.S. Catholic Church's Atlanta province.

Quebec bishops offer prayers, encouragement for flood victims

While the Quebec bishops are in Rome for their "ad limina" visits, they have expressed solidarity with those affected by the floods in their Canadian province.

Struggle against the ‘culture of destruction,’ pope tells teens

Pope Francis told Italian students May 6 he was shocked when a massive U.S. bomb used in Afghanistan was referred to as "the mother of all bombs."

Historic Israeli church reopens in Galilee 20 months after arson attack

Two suspects have been held under administrative detention since July 2015 for involvement in the arson, which police are treating as a hate crime.

Maryland senator, agencies continue to fight refugee ban

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin praised CRS, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and other organizations that make Baltimore what he called "one of the major centers" for refugee advocacy and resettlement.

Ireland’s Pioneers say more youths look for alternative to drinking

The temperance group said school visits by their representatives are increasingly paying off, with more and more students pledging to abstain from alcohol until they turn 18 and to keep away from illicit drugs for life.

Research shows TV viewing can harm your body and brain

A 25-year study conducted by researchers in California, Maryland and Minnesota shows the negative impact TV watching has on a person's body and brain.

Movie review: Krampus

The Catholic News Service classification for "Krampus" is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

2014-2015 Audited Financial Statements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Office for Financial Services - Supplemental narrative to audited financial statements for the Office for Financial Services