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After flag dispute, Jesuit school no longer Catholic

Worcester Bishop Robert McManus told Nativity School it may no longer identify itself as a Catholic school for flying Black Lives Matter and gay pride flags.

As charter turns 20, trust in bishops is slow to return, cardinal says

Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory, who led the U.S. bishops' 2002 response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis with a charter of norms, reviews the church's progress and the ongoing work ahead.

Service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral remembers victims of war in Ukraine

New York Ukrainian Catholics and other worshippers found solace June 11 as New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Philadelphia Ukrainian Archbishop Borys Gudziak led a liturgy for those killed in the war.

‘Temporary’ DACA marks 10 years; recipients voice frustration at inaction

Since 2012 the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has protected people brought into the country illegally as minors from deportation. Now numbering 760,000, they still seek a legal path to citizenship.

Archbishop praises Senate pact to stem ‘plague of gun violence’

After U.S. 20 senators agreed on gun safety and related measures, a key archbishop called on Congress "to continue these important efforts which will help build a culture of life."

Dominican sister working on new translation of Book of Revelation

Sister Mary Dominic Pitts of Nashville is translating all five original languages of the book -- Latin, Syriac and the three versions of the Greek New Testament -- into English, as well as write notes on grammar, words and more.

Prelates decry attacks on pro-life centers across U.S.

Cardinal Dolan of New York and Archbishop Lori of Baltimore noted the pace of attacks on pro-life organizations and Catholic churches had stepped up since a draft decision on a landmark abortion case was leaked in May.

Equipping Catholic leaders for mental health ministry is conference focus

Compassionate listening and accompaniment are key to a ministry open to all faithful, said panelists at a recent gathering on the topic.

Charter’s 20th anniversary calls for ‘continued vigilance,’ archbishop says

The U.S. bishops' key document on protecting children remains a call to do "everything possible ... to rid the church of the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors," said Archbishop José H. Gomez June 9.

Panel: Gun violence is pro-life issue that sensible gun laws must address

"Guns have become idols," said June 8 panel participant Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, whose archdiocese includes the town of Uvalde, where a gunman opened fire at an elementary school May 24.