Diocesan News

Franciscans help men understand parenting role

By Tom Tracy Catholic News Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — When Franciscan Brother Jay Rivera first started volunteering at Miami-area crisis pregnancy centers, he noticed mothers inside taking classes and consulting staff while dads typically sat outside on the curb or … Continue reading

Leaders hope pope-imam meeting bears fruit

By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service BEIRUT — Lebanese leaders in Muslim-Christian dialogue said they hoped Pope Francis’ meeting with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University, would lead to new relationships. Maronite Father Fadi Daou, chairman of Adyan, … Continue reading

Supreme Court sends contraceptive case back

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts. The justices’ unanimous decision, explained … Continue reading

Year of Mercy Schedule

August St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Bridgewater, will call out a monthly challenge to parishioners that speaks to Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy throughout the Jubilee Year. Parishioners are asked to sign a challenge poster as acknowledgement of their … Continue reading

Series on the Seven Sacraments

Wise couples invite Christ into their union to strengthen the bond PART VII: Marriage Click here to download a PDF of PART VII: MARRIAGE By Msgr. Charles W. Cicerale Here is a glimpse of the heartfelt love expressed by St. … Continue reading