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Published: June 13, 2018   

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Doctrine chief: All-male priesthood is definitive

VATICAN CITY -- That only men can be validly ordained to the priesthood is a truth that is part of the Catholic faith and will not and cannot change, said Cardinal-designate Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

School blessing

After the all-school Mass May 23, Father Tony Robbins and Father Rajasekhar Chittem bless third and sixth-grade students at St. Joseph School in Conway who will going across the street to new campuses when they return in the fall. (Photo)


Regina Rekosh Caldwell, 96, a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Engelberg, died March 28. She is survived by ...

Ireland approves referendum on abortion

DUBLIN -- An Irish bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’ August visit can help bring healing after a divisive referendum that will pave the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks’ gestation.

Chilean priests say they felt welcomed

VATICAN CITY -- After meeting with Pope Francis for more than four hours, a Chilean priest who suffered abuse and a priest who ministers to survivors said they felt comforted and hopeful for the Church’s future in their country.

More annulment processes are free, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY -- Implementation of Pope Francis’ abbreviated process for declaring the nullity of a marriage got off to a slow start, Vatican statistics showed, but his encouragement for making the annulment process free for petitioners fared better.

Catholic hospitals are rooted in care for the poor, acting as Jesus did

If someone asked you to name two types of Catholic institutions other than local parishes, you would likely think quickly of Catholic schools and Catholic hospitals. Especially in the United States, we are blessed with many Catholic schools and hospitals. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What is your favorite summer activity?

“My favorite summer activity is hiking and walking in the woods. It allows me to connect with God through nature. Sometimes my allergies don’t let me go outside because I will sneeze a lot. I think best when I’m ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

As a Catholic, do I have to support DACA?

Q. Recently I read an article in a Catholic magazine that suggested that, in addition to the Ten Commandments, we should use the beatitudes when examining our conscience before going to confession. This sent me into a tailspin, and I had to go and review the beatitudes to see if I even remembered them all.  (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

Oh, Susanna! The poetry and pro-life power of baby names for today 

The big news from the Social Security Administration is the ousting of a champion: Liam has dethroned Noah as the nation’s most popular boy name. This was the headline of its newly released baby-name report, an annual synthesis of Social Security card applications from the past year that offers a fascinating cultural statement and doubles as a tip sheet for expectant parents. (Columns)

Don’t forget the hidden families

When the government hails low employment numbers, it isn’t telling the whole story. While less than 4 percent unemployment is excellent (the best it has been since 2000) we are lulled into thinking that most Americans are on the right track to financial stability. (Editorial)

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