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By Patricia McGeever Exploring the rainforest and seeing the Panama Canal may not be things you’d expect to do on a pilgrimage, but they’re part of World Youth Day 2019 in Panama City. Emily Conklin jumped at the chance to sign up.      “I’ve always wanted to go,” said

This history of the Church is sometimes marked by violent episodes. Such was the case 34 years ago today, May 12, 1982, when Pope St. John Paul II survived a second assassination attempt. The first attempt on Pope John Paul II’s life came a year earlier, May 13, 1981. The pontiff

Staff Report When Pope Francis lands in America next week, he will be just the fourth pontiff to visit the nation. All eyes of the world will follow Pope Francis from Rome, to Cuba, and finally to the US of A where he has a loaded schedule. With that in mind,

Staff Report Later this month Pope Francis will visit the United States for the first time in his pontificate. Papal visits to the U.S. aren’t new, but they’re always newsworthy and Pope Francis will make history by addressing a joint session of congress. Popes have visited many major U.S. cities,

Staff Report For a generation, one man embodied the word pope. Born Karol Wojtyla, he became Pope John Paul II in 1978 and remained in that role until his death, 10 years ago today on April 2, 2005. Today’s Throwback (Holy) Thursday remembers the pontiff who’s death prompted chants of

Mass goers from St. Louis Catholic Church in downtown Cincinnati (left) will be passing out Pope St. John Paul II prayer cards after the 12:10 p.m. Mass Wednesday Oct. 22. Oct. 22, 2014 is the first feast day of St. John Paul II. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph A laity-led initiative that grew out of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Proclaim 2014 convocation will be honoring Pope St. John Paul II on his feast day Wednesday.

The election of John Paul II to the papacy on this date in 1978 was a historic moment for the church. (CT File)
Staff Report Though present-day secular media like to use hyperbole over every morsel of Catholic news, on this date in 1978 that the church really did experience what could be called a “seismic shift.” For the first time since 1605, it was to be a year of three popes. Pope

Staff Report The Catholic Telegraph  Before he was a saint, then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Kracow, Poland, visited Joseph L. Bernadin  Sept. 2, 1976, while the latter was Archbishop of Cincinnati.

Retired Pope Benedict XVI embraces Pope Francis before the canonization Mass for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) (April 27, 2014) See SAINTS-MASS and SAINTS-COLOR April 27, 2014.
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic

A woman takes a picture of an illustration depicting Blessed John Paul II, left, Pope Francis and Blessed John XXIII outside a shop in Rome April 23. On April 27, Pope Francis canonized both former popes. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Just days before Pope Francis was set to canonize two of his predecessors, he expressed his hopes the two soon-to-be saints would continue to inspire the whole church in its mission.