ST. PAUL, Minn. (OSV News) — Two new ministries in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis seek to promote healing for those harmed by clergy abuse.
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Young Catholic triathlete with Down syndrome, inspired by faith, tells UN he has ‘no limitations’
UNITED NATIONS (OSV News) — It was his first speaking engagement at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York, and Gabriel Cobb, who has Down syndrome, was admittedly “a little nervous.”
Do not be afraid to be a witness to God’s love, pope says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must not be afraid of being judged or condemned for bearing witness to the gifts and love they receive from God, Pope Francis said.
Catholics help meet spiritual, material needs of stable workers at Arkansas horse track
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (OSV News) — The stable area at Oaklawn Park houses racehorses — and a large population of Catholics.
US extends stay for thousands of Ukrainians as war enters second year
(OSV News) — Thousands of Ukrainians who fled their nation in the first days of Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022 can now apply to extend their stay in the U.S. by one year.
‘New pro-life agenda’ sees wins in state battles to expand Medicaid coverage for new moms
(OSV News) — The pro-life movement in post-Dobbs America requires robust support for health care and social service programs to accompany parents who choose life, some clergy, legislators and advocates told OSV News — including efforts to expand Medicaid coverage for postpartum mothers.
Experts see hope for pastoral inclusion of Catholics with disabilities, also lingering challenges
(OSV News) — At his home in Saginaw, Michigan, 45-year-old John Kraemer spends hours each day at his craft and vocation — building elaborate models of Catholic churches, then filling them with figures for display at various parishes.
Sr. Mimi Ballard’s ministry continues to evolve at Casa Ursulina in Chile
Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph Mimi Ballard, OSU, has been organizing fiber arts classes for 26 years at Casa Ursulina, the Ursuline ministry in Chillán, Chile. And yet she never knows when she will be called to minister in a different way to people who come to her door.
Black Americans on the road to sainthood: Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA
This month we examine the life of a 20th century contemporary saint.
Shock, despair and mourning in Aleppo amid ‘terror’ of the earthquake, local bishops say
(OSV News) — It seemed that 12 years of a bloody war should have been enough tragedy for the people of Aleppo and other Syrian cities. But in the early hours of Feb. 6, a devastating earthquake struck northwestern Syria, killing 1,500 as of 5 a.m. Eastern on Feb. 7.