Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
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Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times
16 hours ago
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative Committee has issued the following pastoral reflection in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to...
U.S. BISHOPS CHAIRMAN COMMENDS LIFE PROTECTIONS IN AHCA, EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT HARMFUL PROVISIONS THAT WILL IMPACT THE POOR
2 days ago
WASHINGTON—In a letter sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida notes that, while the recently introduced American Health Care Act (AHCA) commendably...
Bishops Welcome Constructive Dialogue In Congress To Protect Creation And Address Climate Change
6 days ago
WASHINGTON— Bishop Frank J. Dewane and Bishop Oscar Cantú welcomed a new resolution introduced in Congress yesterday, March 15, by a group of Republican legislators. "The U.S. bishops...
Pope Francis Names South Dakota Priest as New Bishop of Cheyenne
6 days ago
WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Father Steven Biegler as bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Father Biegler is a priest of the Diocese of Rapid City and currently serves as Vicar General and pastor of the
USCCB Chairmen Call on Congress to Consider Moral Criteria During Debates on Health Care Policy
2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON—As Congress prepares to discuss possible changes to the Affordable Care Act, the chairmen of four United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committees called on lawmakers to consider...
The World Prays for London in Wake of Westminster Attack
By CNA/EWTN News | Editor's Note: This story was updated at 8:40pm Eastern March 22 with latest news about victims. Our prayers are with the victims and their families. LONDON — Church and...
TAC Student Remembered 20 Years After Death She Offered ‘for Aborted Babies’
By Jim Graves | It has been 20 years since the death of Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) student Angela Baird (1978-1997), a pro-life leader at the Santa Paula, California school who was killed
Knights of Columbus Boost Aid to Persecuted Christians
By Patty Knap | The Knights of Columbus are providing $1.9 million in new assistance to Iraqi and Syrian Christians targeted by ISIS, marking one year anniversary of the declaration of genocide...
Marie Collins Highlights Ongoing Tensions Over Vatican’s Handling of Clergy Abuse
By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — The resignation of Marie Collins from the Vatican’s commission helping to protect minors from clerical sex abuse is being seen as another wake-up call for the...
Local Bishop: Ongoing Messages at Argentine Apparition Will Be Kept Private
By Mary Rezac | It has been called the Medjugorje of Argentina. A now widely popular apparition of Mary began in the early 1980s, when rosaries began to glow in multiple homes in the town of San...
Church leaders: Restoration on Jesus' tomb signals new cooperation
IMAGE: CNS photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Reuters By Judith Sudilovsky JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule -- the traditional site of Jesus' burial and...
U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life
IMAGE: CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA By Julie Asher WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany...
Famine, worsened by war, threatens South Sudanese, official says
IMAGE: CNS photo/Nancy McNally, Catholic Relief Services By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Some 5 million people in South Sudan -- half of its total population -- are on the brink of starvation...
World needs those who can bring God's hope, consolation, pope says
IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christian hope is built on patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God's presence and love everywhere, Pope...
Don't treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says
IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners where one goes to remove...
Pope greets participants in Vatican water conference
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has greeted participants in a Vatican conference on the value and values of water promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture. Wednesday, March 22, marks the...
Pope: 'current migration crisis greatest tragedy after WW2'
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called for an ongoing commitment to welcome and integrate forced migrants and refugees and described the current migration phenomenon as the world’s greatest...
Pope sends video message for World Youth Day 2017
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a video message to young people on Tuesday to help them prepare for the XXXII World Youth Day, which is being celebrated at the diocesan level on Palm Sunday,...
Pope: May Joseph give us the ability to dream great things
(Vatican Radio) Saint Joseph gives young people “the ability to dream, to risk, and to undertake the difficult tasks that they have seen in dreams.” That was the message of Pope Francis during the...
Pope Angelus: Lent is an opportunity to draw near to Christ
(Vatican Radio) “Perhaps we have not yet encountered Jesus personally,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on Sunday. “Perhaps we have not recognized Him as our Saviour.” The Holy Father was...