By the time he set off on his 16-day trip to Nigeria in October 2023, Bishop William F. Medley had become something of a pro at international pastoral visits.
National & World News
November is Black Catholic History Month, which was designated to celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics by the National Black Clergy Caucus on July 24, 1990.
(OSV News) — Catholic social teaching has widely been described as “the church’s best kept secret.” A recent report indicates that may still be the case, and that efforts to spread it may be thwarted by a reduction in diocesan positions dedicated to social action.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Taking to heart the lesson of the parable of the good Samaritan is the key to assisting the millions of migrants and refugees forced to travel far from their homelands and often exploited along the way, Pope Francis said.
(OSV News) — Two experts in Muslim-Christian relations told OSV News that preserving dialogue amid the Israel-Hamas war comes down to recognizing what is really at issue — and what is really at stake.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The life of women in the Catholic Church “is full of scars” and alternating experiences of being encouraged or rejected, the president of Latin America’s religious superiors told members of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon (OSV News) — Archbishop Jean Mbarga of Yaoundé offered “compassion and solidarity” to the families of those affected by the Oct. 8 landslide in the Mbankolo neighborhood of the capital city that claimed at least 27 lives with over 50 injured in the disaster.
BOSTON (OSV News) — Throughout the last few years, Hispanics Catholics have been recognized as the largest growing population in the U.S. Catholic Church — accounting for nearly 71% of the growth of the Catholic population in the United States since 1960. The Pew Research Center estimates that there are 63.7 million Hispanics living in the United States, about 31 million of them self-identify as Roman Catholic.
(OSV News) — Two U.S. bishops have launched the National Catholic Mental Health Campaign, amid a global crisis in mental health and a decline in mental health resources in the U.S.
(OSV News) — The global Synod on Synodality has been two years in the making, but even as the synod’s universal stage in Rome is underway, the synod’s public discussions are revealing how this process is starting to free the church to realize the vision of a missionary church Pope Francis advanced at the very beginning of his pontificate with the publication of “Evangelii Gaudium.”