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Irish archbishop: St. Patrick was an ‘undocumented migrant’
Mar 16 2017
The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has urged Irish people and those of Irish descent celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to remember the plight of migrants.

Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese who was brutally murdered in 1981 in the Guatemalan village where he ministered to the poor, is shown baptizing a child in this undated photo. The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced the North American priest will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. (CNS) Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest
Mar 15 2017
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.

Church has presence at convergence of interactive, film, music industries
Mar 14 2017
A faith session at SXSW is still a relatively new concept, said the interactive festival's director, Hugh Forrest.

Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all
Mar 13 2017
Pope Francis’ recent comments on the subject of married priests fall clearly in line with the thinking of his predecessors.

Effort to rescue Blessed Sacrament in fire recalled as act of great faith
Mar 10 2017
Father George Weinmann and Sister Lilian Marie McLaughlin lost their lives trying to rescue the Blessed Sacrament.

More prayer, outreach to youth could help priest shortage, pope says
Mar 09 2017
Shortages of priests and rumors about possible female deacons were among the highlights of Pope Francis’ exclusive interview with Germany’s Die Zeit magazine.

U.S. Catholic, Lutheran bishops mark 500th anniversary of Reformation
Mar 09 2017
Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski and Bishop Denis J. Madden joined other faith leaders for the commemoration.

Pope names Maryland pastor as auxiliary bishop for Washington
Mar 08 2017
Pope Francis has appointed Father Roy Edward Campbell Jr., who is pastor of St. Joseph Church in Largo, Maryland, as an auxiliary bishop of Washington.

California Catholic high school makes millions from Snapchat investment
Mar 07 2017
A California Catholic high school did away with future car washes and pizza kit sales March 2 after turning a $15,000 investment in Snapchat into at least $24 million.

Trump visits Catholic school in Florida to show school choice support
Mar 05 2017
President Donald Trump visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando March 3 to show his support for school choice.