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VATICAN CITY – Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native ...


Few pastors have the knowledge or experience to apply effective “psychological and spiritual first aid” to their parishioners in the wake of a disaster or tragedy, according to a former Marin County church worker.

VATICAN CITY – The church today is called to be frank and courageous, just as the apostles were after the Resurrection, said Pope Francis at his first daily Mass after a two-week break for Holy Week and Easter.


When California Gov. Jerry Brown issued the first-ever statewide mandatory water reduction order April 1 after the lowest winter snowpack on record, cemeteries, along with golf courses, universities and other keepers of large, irrigated grounds were expected to immediately ...

Religious congregation leaders are invited to “Responding to Homelessness on Our Doorsteps,” a free training April 30 from 9 a.m.-noon in the St. Francis Room at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Scripture gives us a clear list of lifelong priorities. The first priority is to love God with everything we have. The second is to love our neighbor as ourselves. For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has reached out with compassion to our most vulnerable neighbors in ...

The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, commonly known as the Salesian Sisters, is the largest congregation of women religious, founded in 1872 by St. Mary Mazzarello and St. John Bosco for the education of young girls. The first missionary sisters came to America in 1908 ...

PALM COAST, Florida – The U.S. government April 8 deported retired Salvadoran Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, a former director of the Salvadoran national guard, to El Salvador.

VATICAN CITY – Consecrated men and women can face their current challenges by turning to the Gospel, the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and papal teachings for guidance, said Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz.

ROME – Consecrated men and women from around the world issued a message April 10 “to urgently denounce” the persecution of Christians and to urge the international community to “implement concrete interventions” for peace.

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone visited Our Lady of the Pillar Parish April 11-12, celebrating the Saturday vigil Mass at the rural church of St. Anthony Mission in Pescadero, confirming 13 teens at Our Lady of the Pillar Church on Divine Mercy Sunday and taking part in ...
JUBA, South Sudan – Church leaders in South Sudan are trying to breathe new life into their country’s stalled peace talks.
Psychotic outbursts are not unfamiliar in many of our inner-city churches by people with mental illness. In Psalms 34:18 we read, “The righteous cry out, the Lord hears and he rescues them from all their afflictions.” But do we as the disciples of Jesus hear their ...

Often I am stuck thinking that in order to meet God I must set out on the road. Instead, I am shocked to find he’s coming to meet me. But like Aslan, he is not a tame lion. He often walks through walls, minds and hearts to reach me where I am.






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