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Francis is asking the church to dream again. Why do so many oppose him?

Many Catholics around the world connect with this papacy and the universal church, but for some Francis' dreams of a more diverse and inclusive church are threatening.

South LA residents worry about a Catholic archdiocese-owned oil well in their midst

The Murphy Site, which taps the La Cienegas Oil Field, is located in Jefferson Park, a neighborhood composed mostly of Black and Latino residents. Those living near the site display "significantly higher prevalence of wheezing, eye and nose irritation and dizziness" as well as reduced lung capacity. The site is not owned by an energy company, though, but by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

A Lenten call: Commit to Jesus' Gospel of nonviolence

Twenty years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Doomsday Clock stands at 90 seconds before midnight, the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been. Nonviolence is the only solution.

'My life has purpose': Virginia family finds new meaning adopting Ukrainian children

Vicki and Ed Greenan were looking for a new mission in life, when Fr. Peter Daly suggested that parenting might still be their calling. Four years later, they have adopted six children with serious medical needs from Ukraine.

St. John Henry Cardinal Newman—One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice …

One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to duty, is worth all the mere good thoughts, warm feelings, passionate prayers in which idle people indulge themselves. — St. John Henry Cardinal Newman

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Wade in the water

Pencil Preaching for Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Test your Knowledge of Trees in the Bible

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Vatican closes embassy in Nicaragua after Ortega's crackdown

The Vatican said March 18 it had closed its embassy in Nicaragua after the country's government proposed suspending diplomatic relations, the latest episode in a yearslong crackdown on the Catholic Church by the administration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

Former deacon sentenced to 16 years on federal charges of enticing minors for sex

U.S. District Court Judge Eric R. Komitee March 15 sentenced a former deacon who once ministered at a parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn to 16 years in prison for enticing three minors to engage in sexual conduct.

Top Vatican official says London property deal was a 'Via Crucis'

The substitute secretary for general affairs in the Vatican Secretariat of State said Vatican officials "were forced" into spending $17 million rather than an anticipated $2 million to $4 million to buy out an Italian broker over a London property deal.