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Meeting the needs of retired religious: A way to give back

People in hospitals, schools and other settings might have experienced the love and care of a priest, brother or sister in consecrated life. Donating to the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious is one way to say thank you, said School Sister of Notre Dame Lynore Girmscheid.

Catholic Charities’ Giving Tree celebrating 30 years at Mall of America

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is holding its 30th annual Giving Tree at the Mall of America Dec. 17-18, providing an opportunity for Christmas shoppers, families and others to give to the needy in the broader community.

Even a two-minute examination of conscience is helpful, pope says

A daily examination of conscience is an important tool for recognizing where God is at work in one's life and where "the evil spirit" tries to lead one astray, Pope Francis said.

New Orleans archbishop prays for murdered priest, missing worker

The head of the Archdiocese of New Orleans spoke of horror and pain in a Nov. 30 statement, following what police believe is the killing of a retired priest and possibly a church worker in the archdiocese.

USCCB committee decries rising antisemitism in U.S.

Saying they are outraged by growing "antisemitic rhetoric" across the country, members of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs urged Christians to decry hate-filled statements and violence aimed at Jewish individuals, homes and institutions.

Archbishop Wester’s pastoral letter boosts nuclear disarmament efforts

Efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament got a boost in 2022 with one archbishop calling for widespread conversations on ridding the planet of the threat such weapons pose and peace advocates taking up his message with new enthusiasm.

Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch

While formal dialogue about the theological and historical causes of the splits in Christianity are essential, so, too, is a recognition that "sinful actions and attitudes" have contributed and continue to contribute to divisions in the body of Christ, Pope Francis said.

Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act; bill now heads to House

The chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' committee's reiterated the U.S. bishops' " firm opposition" to the "misnamed" the Respect for Marriage Act.

Supreme Court examines Biden’s immigration enforcement policy

Supreme Court justices Nov. 29 examined a Biden administration policy that placed the arrest and deportation of some unauthorized immigrants over others.

Regional representatives meet pope, discuss ‘continental phase’ of Vatican synod

While some people want to "reform" the Catholic Church and others want "to put the brakes on the synod process," those involved in preparing the continental phase of the synod process want "to mend" the church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the pope, said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg, relator general of the synod.