Chemical attack in Syria 'shocks the soul,' says top US bishop

Religious and political leaders have renewed calls for peace as they decried dozens of reported civilian deaths by poison gas this week in the Syrian conflict. “The chemical attack in Syria on April 4 shocks the soul. The many innocent lives targeted by these terrible tools of war cry out for humanity’s protection,” Cardinal Daniel… Continue reading Chemical attack in Syria 'shocks the soul,' says top US bishop

'Santa Muerte is an absurdity' – U.S. bishops denounce the false saint

Mexico has been perpetuating the power of Santa Muerte or “St. Death” the past few years, leading more and more astray from the path of righteousness. The Roman Catholic Church has never recognized Santa Muerte and it never will. In 2013, a Vatican official condemned all devotion to her, calling it, “the celebration of devastation… Continue reading 'Santa Muerte is an absurdity' – U.S. bishops denounce the false saint

Sister Blandina Segale v. Billy the Kid – Nun's canonization Cause approved by US bishops

An amazing woman who habitually calmed angry mobs, opened hospitals and schools and even challenged Billy the Kid has just had her canonization Cause approved by US bishops. Sister Blandina Segale, an Italian-born nun who moved to the American Southwest in the 19th-Century, was an amazing woman who clashed with Old West outlaws and worked… Continue reading Sister Blandina Segale v. Billy the Kid – Nun's canonization Cause approved by US bishops