Because of his home country’s troubled political situation and religious restrictions, Maurice Lee had no access to high quality Catholic books when he was growing up in Myanmar (also known as Burma).
This July, following a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics (NCBAC) will reunite in Owensboro, Ky., at a celebration expected to draw more than a thousand people.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Standing outside the U.S. Capitol pleading with lawmakers to grant her and her peers a path toward citizenship is not how Zuleyma Barajas pictured her life 10 years after she was granted a temporary solution to remain in the U.S.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saying “superficial” marriage preparation programs leave many couples at risk of having invalid marriages or unprepared to cope with the struggles that arise in every marriage, Pope Francis endorsed suggestions for a yearlong “marriage catechumenate” drafted by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life.
KYIV, Ukraine (CNS) — As Russia’s war on Ukraine drags on and joint funerals are held for the soldiers who die, Catholic military chaplains say they still see faith, hope and humanity in the soldiers with whom they minister.
In showing he cares, Pastoral Assistance Coordinator is showing ‘that the Church cares’ for abuse survivors
It can “make a big difference” when someone acknowledges another person’s “hurt and the pain,” says the Diocese of Owensboro’s new English-speaking Pastoral Assistance Coordinator, whose role is to receive reports of abuse by anyone acting in the name of the Church – whether it occurred recently or long ago.
YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Catholic bishops in Myanmar have demanded respect for human life and the sanctity of places of worship, hospitals and schools in the conflict-torn Southeast Asian nation.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore pleaded for peace in light of recent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers in the United States.
DETROIT (CNS) — Belief in the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist is waning among professed Catholics, and the U.S. bishops are trying to do something about it.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The 20th anniversary of the U.S. bishops’ passage of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” is “not a time of celebration, but a time of continued vigilance and determination,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.