- Cindy Wooden
- May 19, 2021
The Daughters of St. Mary of Providence in the Syracuse Diocese, provide a Special Adult Religious Formation Program, better known as SPAR. The apostolate helps those with intellectual disabilities recognize the presence of God in their daily lives and prepare for the sacraments.
The Connecticut governor’s choice for chief justice of Supreme Court under scrutiny for his ties to a 2009 bill that some groups claim had an anti-Catholic bias.
Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Agaña in October 2016, after Archbishop Anthony Apuron, a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, was accused of sexually abusing minors. The new archbishop has often been at odds with the movement ever since.
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Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the former head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, died on Wednesday at the age of 84 after having inherited a church “on its knees” in the post-Soviet period and leading it through a renaissance. Eerily reminiscent of St. Nicholas, the prototype for Santa Claus, Husar is being remembered as a sage and moral hero.
Unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean off Peru is causing heavy rains on the usually arid coast, swamping cities that have poor drainage and destroying wood or mud-brick houses not built to withstand a downpour. Catholic organizations are leading the way in providing humanitarian help.
Pope Francis on Thursday approved a miracle attributed to two of the visionaries who say they saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima in 1917. The pope was already scheduled to visit the Marian shrine to mark the 100th anniversary of the event.
Jonathan Reyes said the event — “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” July 1-4 in Orlando — will be a sign of unity for the church because it will bring diverse groups together to discuss and share not only their challenges but more importantly, their ideas, resources and tools for moving forward.