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Monday, March 27, 2017
London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.
Cardinal Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 86
Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore's 14th archbishop, who was an international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations and the driving force behind the restoration of America’s first cathedral, died March 23 at his residence at St. Martin’s Home for the Aged in Catonsville. He was 86.
Top Vatican officials attend child protection seminar
There is absolutely no excuse for not implementing concrete measures to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse, said Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston.
U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life
The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."
Make way for the Gospel: Vatican ensures media give the message
As the Vatican Secretariat for Communication works to unify Vatican media efforts, a key pastoral concern is to keep open all the channels that allow Pope Francis to speak to the world.
Famine, worsened by war, threatens South Sudanese, official says
Some 5 million people in South Sudan -- half of its total population -- are on the brink of starvation and a quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished, a representative from the U.S. bishops' Catholic Relief Services said.
Confirmation hearings open for Trump's Supreme Court nominee
The issues of religious liberty and abortion were briefly raised during the second day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Nuncio: Evangelization, mercy, encounter mark pope's first four years
Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope Francis' papacy, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, said March 15.
Catholics call for unity after court upholds removal of Park Geun-hye
Catholics in South Korea called for unity following a unanimous ruling March 10 by the Constitutional Court to uphold the impeachment of now-former President Park Geun-hye.
Catholics, Muslims urged to work together, learn from one another
Leaders in Catholic-Muslim dialogue called on members of both faith communities to find ways to accompany one another and work together at a moment when all religion is under threat from an increasingly secular and even anti-religious society.
At Mass, Bishop-elect Campbell says he wants to ‘help my fellow pilgrims’ journey toward God
Just hours after Pope Francis named him as a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop-elect Roy Campbell celebrated Mass for the staff of the archdiocese’s administrative offices, alongside Cardinal Donald Wuerl and the two other auxiliary bishops of Washington, Bishop Barry Knestout and Bishop Mario Dorsonville.
New bishop says he’s humbled to serve archdiocese he calls home
Because he was born and raised in the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop-elect Roy Campbell said as a bishop for his home archdiocese, he will serve people whom he has known his entire life.
Pope Francis names Largo pastor, Father Roy Campbell, as Washington auxiliary bishop
Pope Francis has named Father Roy Edward Campbell Jr., pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Largo, Maryland, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington. The appointment was announced in Washington on March 8 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Physician-assisted suicide bill withdrawn in Maryland State Senate
The physician-assisted suicide bill in the Maryland State Senate (SB 354) was withdrawn from consideration by lead sponsor Senator Guy Guzzone (D-District 13, Howard County) on March 3, and the bill’s March 7 hearing in the Senate Judicial Proceedings committee has been canceled.
New program at Catholic University promotes economic stability in the inner city through small business growth
Students and faculty at The Catholic University of America are following Pope Francis’ call to go out into the community and “smell like the sheep” through the school’s new four-year partnership with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
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