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‘Mary, Explained’ Series Addresses Marian Devotion in Arlington Diocese and Beyond

In preparation for its upcoming golden jubilee in 2024, the diocese has launched a three-year effort to prepare for the celebration. 

Adore Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist, Pope Tells U.S. Catholics

Catholics need to recover a sense of awe and adoration before the Eucharist, knowing that it is "the real and loving presence of the Lord," Pope Francis told members of the committees organizing the National Eucharistic Revival and the National Eucharistic Congress in the United States.

Congress Must Act Against Online Child Exploitation, U.S. Bishops Say

Congress must act to help prevent the exposure of children to online pornography and to combat online exploitation and abuse of children and other vulnerable people, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said Wednesday.

Oklahoma Board Approves First Catholic Charter School in the Country

The Statewide Virtual Charter School Board voted 3-2 to approve St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School in a three-hour-long meeting.

Pope Francis Names Two New Auxiliary Bishops for San Diego Who Immigrated to US as Teens

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed two new auxiliary bishops for San Diego who both immigrated to the U.S. as teenagers.

U.S. Catholic honored for helping raise money to restore Paris cathedral

Carla Knorowski, a lifelong resident of Chicago, is a fundraiser by profession who believes stray coincidences sometimes foretell a life's path.

Parishioners’ donations help hurricane victims still struggling to recover

Many living in the Tampa Bay and Fort Myers area are still dealing with the damage and devastation left in its wake, but much needed help is on the way just in time for Christmas.

Extension features Nativity art, letters by children of Ukraine, Uvalde

The cover of the winter issue of Catholic Extension's magazine is a colorful patchwork of Christmas drawings by children from Ukraine and Uvalde, Texas.

Heisman winner is much loved, respected alum of D.C.-area Catholic schools

Caleb Williams, the star quarterback at the University of Southern California who won the Heisman Trophy Dec. 10, earlier made his mark at two Washington-area Catholic schools he attended for middle school and high school.

‘O Holy Night’ tops all hymns used in churches in December, according to poll

The Christmas carol "O Holy Night" ranked first in a list of hymns most played in December at Christian churches in the United States.