Photos featured this week include parishioners in the Twin Cities helping the homeless, Vietnamese Catholics participating in a Marian procession and director Martin Scorsese with Pope Francis.
Photos of the week June 2, 2023
New head of bishops’ anti-racism committee praises investigations into racist histories, champions Black Catholic saint causes
Ahead of the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 14-16, Bishop Joseph N. Perry said that new investigations by church institutions into their involvement with slavery and Indian boarding schools are “very healthy” and aid a collective examination of conscience.
Second graders at Nashville Catholic school make, sell bracelets to buy therapy dog for peers at school where mass shooting occurred
Two second-grade students at Overbrook Catholic School in Nashville have been “busy bees” the last month, making 2,500 beaded bracelets, and it’s for one very special reason — to raise $17,000 to purchase a therapy dog for the students of The Covenant School, where an assailant killed six people including three 9-year-old students March 27.
After visit to Ukraine, Swedish cardinal says he hopes for ‘just peace’
The Cardinal visited Ukraine May 9-10 on behalf of the Nordic bishops’ conference, which comprises Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. The purpose of the visit, Cardinal Arborelius said, was “to convey our solidarity and prayers to the faithful of Ukraine.”
Victims of apartment building collapse in Davenport, Iowa, turn to nearby Catholic church
Many of [the victims] lived in the building that housed 80 apartment units and four commercial units because of its affordability. Many of them often turned to St. Anthony for a meal or pantry items to tide them over, said John Cooper, St. Anthony’s pastoral associate and business manager.
Thousands flock to Missouri for ‘electrifying’ visit to nun’s apparently incorrupt body over Memorial Day weekend
Thousands flocked to a rural Missouri monastery over the Memorial Day weekend to venerate the apparently incorrupt body of a Benedictine nun.
Photos of the week May 26, 2023
Photos featured this week include The exhumed body of Sister Mary Wilhelmina Lancaster, foundress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, a Divine Mercy celebration in La Paz, Bolivia, a Mass of Remembrance at Sacred Heart Church in Uvalde, Texas and more.
As COVID’s emergency phase ends, Catholic experts share takeaways for the church
“What do you do as a mom when your children are sick? You’re there with them. You are providing medicine. You are being present to them,” Father Juan Ochoa said. “We say that the church is a mother, and we need to be a mother for our parishioners.”