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For converts to Catholicism, RCIA is now 'OCIA': What's behind name change?
For anyone interested in becoming Catholic, wishing to complete the sacraments or wanting to learn more about what the church teaches, the answer for decades was "join RCIA."
No heat, no electricity: Bishop warns of new wave of Ukrainian refugees
A Ukrainian bishop warned huge numbers of citizens could flee to Western countries during winter, and he appealed for continued international support in the face of a threatened "humanitarian catastrophe."
TV show about the Crusades premiers at Utah Catholic parish
The crusading King Richard the Lionheart came to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Park City, Nov. 18, when "Knights of the Cross" premiered in the parish's gymnasium.
Asia Bibi advocates for Pakistanis accused of blasphemy
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic woman who escaped death for alleged blasphemy and who now lives in Canada, has appealed for the protection of victims of blasphemy laws in her home country.
Give joyful witness and lobby hard for families, pope tells Italian groups
Italy's declining birthrate is alarming, and groups that assist Italian families must do more both in terms of lobbying and witnessing to the joy of family life, Pope Francis said.
Another year of 'limbo on earth' for immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers
Many active war zones have been referred to as hell on earth. Former Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle scored a No. 1 pop chart hit in 1987 with a tune called "Heaven Is a Place on Earth."
Ukrainian government says it will investigate Orthodox linked to Moscow
The Ukrainian government said it would sanction members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church affiliated with the Moscow Patriarchate.
Migration must be managed, not stopped, pope tells European governments
Migration across the Mediterranean Sea is as old as humanity, and while some governments say they want to stop that movement of people, it will not and should not happen, Pope Francis said.
Utah Catholic helps 'Wrap Ukraine with Quilts'
When Nadia Molina joined the pro-life rosary prayed at Salt Lake City's Cathedral of the Madeleine every first Thursday of the month, she never imagined that would lead to supporting people on the other side of the world.
Dioceses in southern Philippines want government to ban mining
Catholic bishops from four dioceses in the southern Philippines have called on the country's lawmakers to draft a law to impose a ban on mining across the entire Mindanao region.
Cardinal Gregory blesses parish cemetery marker honoring enslaved
When Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory blessed a parish cemetery's memorial plaque honoring the unknown enslaved people buried there, Nov. 26, he noted the poignancy of his participation in the service at St. Peter Claver Parish in St. Inigoes.
Pope pays tribute to predecessor, honors Ratzinger Prize winners
Presenting the Ratzinger Prize to a French Jesuit theologian and a Jewish law professor, Pope Francis paid tribute to his predecessor and his theological work.
Diplomacy, Vatican style: Relationships are key, says former ambassador
Ken Hackett, former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, said he was advised early on that diplomacy with the Vatican was about relationships, not transactions.
Archbishop Hebda's pastoral letter invites parishioners to be evangelizers
Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are moving forward on a renewed path of evangelization with the introduction of a pastoral letter from Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda meant to build synodality and deepen discipleship.
Vatican announces Pope Francis' end-of-year liturgy schedule
With most of the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic removed, Pope Francis is scheduled to return to a full slate of public liturgies in December and January.
St. Padre Pio: Modern Saint of Obedience
By Amelia Monroe Carlson
The False Propaganda Machine - Hallow Joins the Club
By Lorrie McNickle
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt, M.Ed., M.A.T.
The Catholic nature of Creed Lyrics Song 1 - "My Own Prison"
By Michael A Lupo
CATHOLIC MOVIE REVIEW: Journey to Bethlehem
By Karen Salstrom