Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates faith, traditions, culture and values How do we respond to the anger in our nation? Fire temporarily displaces residents at Catholic Charities-run St. Luke’s Place Leadership is distorted by thirst for power, betraying charism, pope says Architect turns 67,000 tiny LEGO pieces into Vatican City State replica Local News Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates faith, traditions, culture and values Priscila González de Doran September 20, 2021 “The Hispanic ministry at church feels like family,” said Jesus Urrutua. “It fills me up with incredible joy to see them all happy and together.” Fire temporarily displaces residents at Catholic Charities-run St. Luke’s Place Priscila González de Doran September 16, 2021 A 65-year-old woman is expected to survive critical injuries suffered in a Sept. 15 fire at St. Luke’s Place, a senior housing community run by Catholic Charities of Baltimore, according to a Sept. 16 news release by the Baltimore County Fire Department. Names & Numbers: Catholic schools tout good news Catholic Review Staff September 15, 2021 This edition of Names & Numbers highlights good news in our Catholic schools. Sister Laurine Haley, S.P., who served at St. Clement I, Lansdowne, dies at 93 Catholic Review Staff September 14, 2021 Sister Laurine, who served as guidance counselor, 1972-73, and director of religious education, 1973-78, at St. Clement I, Lansdowne, died Sept. 6 at Mother Theodore Hall, St. Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana. More Local News World News Leadership is distorted by thirst for power, betraying charism, pope says Carol Glatz September 16, 2021 Pope Francis praised Catholic lay movements and associations for living out the Gospel in their everyday lives and for promoting education, social support and evangelization in the world’s peripheries. Architect turns 67,000 tiny LEGO pieces into Vatican City State replica Peter Finney Jr. September 16, 2021 Working quietly in his Chicago-area home during the lull of the pandemic in 2020, Buttliere cobbled together 67,000 tiny, plastic LEGO pieces to create an improbably realistic 3D replica of Vatican City State. Vatican publishes letters to rabbis emphasizing pope’s respect for Judaism Carol Glatz September 15, 2021 Pope Francis has not devalued the Torah and does not question the fact that the Torah is crucial for modern Judaism, Cardinal Kurt Koch told two prominent Jewish leaders. National shrine’s Mass ends 100th anniversary celebration Maureen Boyle September 15, 2021 During the closing Mass of the centennial year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the placing of the foundation stone of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory encouraged Catholics to reflect on Mary as the Mother of God and the entire church. More World News Commentary Happy 1st birthday to our baby finches! Rita Buettner September 19, 2021 This weekend the baby birds are turning 1 year old. It’s impossible and wonderful. How do we respond to the anger in our nation? Effie Caldarola September 17, 2021 Negativity is contagious, but so is positivity. I want to be that positive person. Find a good cause and work for it. A bold Catholic investment in inner city education George Weigel September 16, 2021 Today, inner-urban Catholic schools are a lifeline for children whose futures are being put at even greater risk by failing government schools and hidebound teachers’ unions that resist educational reform while engaging in various forms of ideological indoctrination. No sorrow too great for our Mother Rita Buettner September 14, 2021 There’s no grief we can bring to our Blessed Mother that she doesn’t understand. Modern miracle workers Father Joseph Breighner September 14, 2021 I suggest that we take some time in prayer to thank God for our various healing professions. I hope we will see them as expressions of God’s healing love and power. More Commentary Featured Video During his general audience Sept. 8, Pope Francis said that women and men are equal in Jesus.