National / International News:
4 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The goal of the Year of Faith, which concludes Nov. 24, has been to educate Catholics about basic church teachings, strengthen their faith and inspire them to share it with others. If it has succeeded, as organizers say it has, the credit ultimately lies less with its special projects and events than with the historic papal transition that occurred in its course.
4 weeks ago
BALTIMORE (CNS) — The newly elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has been a bishop for nearly 14 years, but it’s as priest, family member, and social worker that he describes himself. By way of introduction to American Catholics, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, talked about his upbringing in the coal regions of northeastern Pennsylvania, of spending most of his priesthood as a social worker, and of caring for his older brother, George, who had Down syndrome, for 12 years after their mother died. George Kurtz died in 2002.
July 11, 2013
EL PASO, Texas (CNS) -- Bishop Mark J. Seitz promised to lead his flock into a new century characterized by the new evangelization as he was installed as bishop of the nearly 100-year-old Diocese of El Paso.