May 30, 2017

Oregon Catholic father of four killed trying to protect fellow passengers

On a crowded Portland commuter train May 26, a selfless Catholic father of four stepped forward to calm a tense situation. He was that kind of guy.
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Three ordained to transitional diaconate for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Just before he ordained them to the transitional diaconate, Archbishop William E. Lori had some advice for William Keown, John Streifel and John Martínez. Pray. Pray hard. Pray without ceasing. “It’s not enough to be a professional prayer,” the archbishop said in his homily at their May 27 ordination Mass at the Baltimore Basilica. “After...
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Pope spends day in Genoa talking jobs, witness, migration

VATICAN CITY — Condemning an economy that encourages speculation more than entrepreneurship, warning priests and religious that they share responsibility for the vocations crisis and telling young people they are right to be puzzled by nations that close their doors to people fleeing persecution, Pope Francis spent a busy day in Genoa. Besides being packed...
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