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Catholic Schools Week, January 31-February 6, 2016

WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2016 will be observed in dioceses around the country, January 31-February 6. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” focuses on the important faith-building, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. “Catholic schools are a vital aspect of …

Thousands to Participate in 14-Hour National Prayer Vigil for Life

The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 21-Friday morning, January 22, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where Pope Francis celebrated Mass during his recent visit to Washington. Over 20,000 pilgrims from around the nation will pray …

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 19-25 January 2016

The roots of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity go back to the 1800s and is one of the oldest, most widely observed ecumenical events in the world. In the northern hemisphere, the traditional period for the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is from January …

Living Mercy in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Jubilee Year of Mercy began on December 8, 2015, the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. Here are a few important themes for reflection during this important year. Jesus is the “face” of the Father’s mercy Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Francis writes in …

Dallas March for Life and Rally: 16 January 2016

Dallas Roe Memorial Events ROE Memorial Events, Saturday January 16th: Marking the 43rd anniversary of the tragic January 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision, which legalized abortion in America and has led to the death of more than 56 million unborn American children. Due to …