WASHINGTON — In Spanish, the word "encuentro" means
encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of
meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know
Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and
fastest growing community.
The Vatican ensures the media give the message.
LIMA, Peru — Felicita Chipana was at work when the Rimac River
began to rise. By the time she got home, her kitchen was gone, swept away by
floodwaters that left scores of families homeless on the east side of this
sprawling capital city.
WASHINGTON — The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate
Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S.
Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed
to spark high drama.More
WASHINGTON — Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore's 14th archbishop, who was an international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations and the driving force behind the restoration of America's first cathedral, died March 23 at his residence at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville. He was 86. More
Although there is currently more talk than action on school
vouchers — scholarships used for private school tuition — the conversation
about them has moved from education circles to the highest levels of government
as they are discussed by President Donald Trump, Education Secretary Betsy
DeVos and members of Congress. More
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The school and parish community of St.
Bartholomew in East Brunswick recently tested the saying, "ask and you
VATICAN CITY — Accepting an invitation from Egypt's president and
top religious leaders, Pope Francis will visit Cairo April 28-29.More
VATICAN CITY — As Catholics commemorate Jesus' passion on Good
Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the church in the Holy Land with
their prayers, financial contributions and possibly by making a pilgrimage.More
WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released
March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany
migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."More
VATICAN CITY — Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who washed windows
and ministered underground during communism, died of cancer March 18 in Prague
at the age of 84.More