U.S. needs Founding Fathers’ religious liberty vision, Alito tells MD lawyers

Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. linked the virtues of St. Thomas More to being a good lawyer in an Oct. 30 speech.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito was honored by the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland at its annual Red Mass and banquet Oct. 30. Archbishop William E. Lori presided at the Mass, which evokes the Holy Spirit’s guidance for legal professionals. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Hunger in a world of wasted food is a tragic paradox, pope says

Providing food aid to people in need is not enough to eradicate world hunger, Pope Francis said.

In this 2013 file photo, a vendor rests at his stall that has spoiled vegetables under a table in Quezon City, Philippines. Pope Francis said an overhaul of the entire framework of food production and aid policies is needed so that countries can be in charge of their own agricultural markets. (CNS photo/Rolex Dela Pena, EPA)

Nurse says listening to God’s call to volunteer ‘changed my life’

“Alexis Weber’s big-hearted generosity is an inspiration and reminder to us all to give back to our brothers and sisters in need,” said Father Larry Snyder.

Alexis Weber speaks after receiving the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award Oct. 5 during Catholic Charities USA

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Annual collection for CCHD to take place Nov. 23-24
Nov 21 2014
A special collection will be held the weekend of Nov. 23-24 to benefit CCHD, the U.S. bishops’ domestic anti-poverty program that was launched in 1970.

Vatican public restrooms to include showers for the homeless
Nov 14 2014
The archbishop who distributes charity on behalf of Pope Francis has announced that the public restrooms in St. Peter’s Square will include showers.

St. Vincent de Paul expanding West Baltimore shelter Sarah's Hope
Nov 14 2014
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore broke ground Oct. 31 on an $8.5 million renovation and expansion of Sarah’s Hope.

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