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Blessed McGivney: Model parish priest with ‘zeal’ for Gospel, for serving faithful

Beatified at an Oct. 31 Mass, Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, was a holy priest who "died daily to his own desires" in serving others, said celebrant Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin.

Several students at North American College test positive for COVID-19

A quarantine is now in place only a few weeks after the students' courses began at the pontifical universities in Rome.

Euthanasia in New Zealand marks ‘line of no return’

The newly approved Life Choice Act, which will take effect in 12 months, serves to endanger the most marginalized members of society, said a bioethicist who advises that nation's bishops.

Pope accepts resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Cisneros of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Now 75, the Cuban-born bishop will continue to serve the diocese in Brooklyn and Queens, and to act as vice postulator for the sainthood cause of Father Felix Varela.

Group sets goal of eucharistic adoration in 1,000 parishes on Election Day

"Unite Our Nation," an apostolate founded in Milwaukee by Catholic laity, is looking to "bring peace and prayer to local communities," and healing to a deeply divided U.S.

All Souls’ Day 2020 is poignant reminder of COVID-19

Amid ongoing pandemic restrictions, parishes are finding ways to honor the more than 229,000 U.S. lives lost to the coronavirus.

Parishes offer prayer gatherings, adoration for nation and election

Holy hours, rosaries and Masses have been scheduled throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the final hours before the election, and on Election Night itself.

Catholics can’t be silent against injustice, especially in election year, says attorney

At an Oct. 22 talk, lawyer and columnist Christine Flowers shared her personal steps in the "tight-wire tap dance" she does to exercise her Catholic faith in public life.

‘It is an attack on everyone’: Bishops react to Nice basilica murders

Bishops from the U.S. and around the world mourned the loss of three faithful during an Oct. 29 terrorist attack in France, and called for forgiveness, healing and justice.

Irish archbishop hopeful about Masses after meeting with prime minister

After an Oct. 29 meeting, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh said Ireland's COVID-related ban on public worship strikes at the heart of "what we are as a Christian community."