Vatican envoy warns UN General Assembly racism mutating and ‘reemerging’ globally ‘We all need to do more’: House hearing demands action over Nicaragua regime’s anti-Catholic persecution Notre Dame Cathedral reopening date announced as reconstruction on its famous spire wraps up in eastern France AI and the meaning of life: Tech industry turns to religious leaders Pope calls European bishops to be prophetic voices for peace Local News Catholic Charities’ William J. McCarthy Jr. named Loyola’s Business Leader of the Year Catholic Review Staff March 23, 2023 Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management has named William J. McCarthy Jr., executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, as its 2023 Business Leader of the Year. Sister Joan Cooper, O.S.F., dies at 94 Catholic Review Staff March 21, 2023 An 11 a.m. funeral Mass for Franciscan Sister Joan Cooper will be offered at Assisi House in Aston, Pa., March 27. Sister Joan died March 18. She was 94 and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for more than 72 years. Pathfinders: Five Archdiocese of Baltimore women who made history George P. Matysek Jr. March 21, 2023 As the nation’s first Catholic diocese, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is home to many trailblazers, including history-making women. Sister Elizabeth Ellen Kane, O.S.F., dies at 81 Catholic Review Staff March 20, 2023 A funeral Mass for Franciscan Sister Elizabeth “Betty” Ellen Kane (formerly Sister Paul Anthony) will be offered at 11 a.m. on March 23 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Betty died March 17. More Local News World News Vatican envoy warns UN General Assembly racism mutating and ‘reemerging’ globally James Martone March 23, 2023 The “distorted” thought that one person is better than another goes against Catholic teachings and flies in the face of universal principles laid out in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Holy See’s United Nations envoy told a U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. ‘We all need to do more’: House hearing demands action over Nicaragua regime’s anti-Catholic persecution Kate Scanlon March 23, 2023 A U.S. House hearing March 22 examined what it called Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s anti-Catholic persecution and called for action, just days after the Vatican said it closed its embassy in Nicaragua. Notre Dame Cathedral reopening date announced as reconstruction on its famous spire wraps up in eastern France Agnès Poirer March 23, 2023 Four years after a devastating fire, the date of the reopening of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been set for Dec. 8, 2024, at 11:15 a.m., according to Philippe Villeneuve, the architect leading the reconstruction. AI and the meaning of life: Tech industry turns to religious leaders Justin McLellan March 23, 2023 According to Father Phillip Larrey, dean of the philosophy department at the Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Silicon Valley techies are posing those questions to ethicists and religious leaders as artificial intelligence develops rapidly and is used in myriad ways impacting people’s daily lives. More World News Commentary ‘Annunciation’: Salvation and the words of the air Bishop Robert Reed March 23, 2023 In March, with Christmas now feeling well-behind us, we nevertheless touch it again, for on the 25th of this month we observe the Solemnity of the Annunciation as recorded in the Gospel of St. Luke. Fully entering into the Triduum Bishop Donald J. Hying March 23, 2023 God leaves the safety and glory of heaven, in a certain sense, and embraces the limitations of our human condition, coming to know in the flesh both the glory and tragedy of our nature without ever having sinned. Question Corner: Jesus became man so I could become God? Jenna Marie Cooper March 20, 2023 Even in the heavenly life of the world to come, we retain our human nature. The mental health crisis crosses all boundaries and ages Effie Caldarola March 16, 2023 We’re all called to love unconditionally, to be the Prodigal’s father welcoming with open arms, to open our doors to a wider perimeter. Hold the tuna casserole; pass the crab cake this Lent Gerry Jackson March 15, 2023 In the Land of Pleasant Living, we are blessed with many pleasant meatless options. More Commentary Featured Video Pope Francis opens a Lenten prayer and penance initiative at a Rome parish.