National & World
Henriette Delille was born in 1813 in New Orleans to a French father and a “free woman of color” who were united in a “legal” common-law marriage which was typical at the time in New Orleans whereby a European man contracted with a Creole woman, pledging support and education for their children.
ROME (CNS) – God suffers and grieves when those who profess to believe in him do not love the people he loves and do not work for the justice he desires, Pope Francis said.
‘SEEK23: You Are Called’ featured tributes to Pope Emeritus Benedict XIV and inspiration from ‘The Chosen’ actor Jonathan Roumie
Founded in 1998, FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) continues to inspire hope for the future of the Church and confirm that zeal for Jesus is flourishing on college campuses and beyond.
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (OSV News) — “With the whole family of God here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I am praying for the victims of this violence,” Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez said in a statement following a mass shooting that left 10 people dead and at least 10 more wounded in Monterey Park, California, late Jan. 21.
SAN FRANCISCO (OSV News) – The first Walk for Life West Coast since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June drew an outsized crowd of tens of thousands of pro-life supporters, apparently undaunted by California’s newly approved constitutional amendment removing all restrictions on abortion.
WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates descended upon the nation’s capital for the 50th March for Life Jan. 20 — the first national march since the overturn of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that initially prompted the annual demonstration.
Pope Benedict XVI (1927-2022): ‘A simple, humble laborer in the vineyard of the Lord’ is laid to rest
(OSV News) – “Lord, I love you.”
On Dec. 13, Fr. Jamie Dennis, parochial vicar of Blessed Mother Parish in Owensboro, celebrated the annual St. Lucy Mass with clients of Xavier Society for the Blind in New York City.
During the month of January we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, the arrival of the Magi to pay homage to “the king of kings.” The Psalm for this day’s liturgy tells us that this king will “govern [the] people with justice” (Ps. 72:2) and that as a ruler, this king “rescues the poor when they cry out, the oppressed who have no one to help. He shows pity to the needy and the poor and saves the lives of the poor” (Ps. 72:12-13).
As we enter into the month of December and the season of celebrating the gift of salvation and the tradition of giving in the spirit of Our Lord, it seems fitting to begin our journey with “Black Americans on the road to sainthood” with Servant of God Julia Greeley.