‘I lost a dad’: Pope Francis speaks about losing Benedict XVI
In a new interview published January 25, Pope Francis said the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI meant he had lost a “good companion” and a father figure. “I lost a dad,” Pope Francis told the Associated Press, praising his predecessor — who died on Dec. 31, 2022, at the age of 95 — as a…
Vatican responds to handwritten letters from Uvalde children
The Vatican responded to letters written by the children of Uvalde after they were personally delivered by Catholic Extension’s chancellor, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, following the May 2022 shooting at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 fourth graders and two teachers.
UIW and OLLU reach historic agreement
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and Our Lady of The Lake University (OLLU) have entered into a series of memorandums of understanding (MOU) that will allow for students at each institution to have the opportunity to further their educations by attending the other in the areas of health professions and graduate studies.
Catholic Charities, Seton Home, and St. PJ’s Home receive $140,000 in assistance from San Antonio A
Catholic Charities, Seton Home, and St. PJ’s Home each received grants from the San Antonio Area Foundation on April 22 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to supplement programs and services with increased expenditures.
Be a part of someone’s encounter with Christ through this year’s Appeal!
With more than halfway through the year, we are grateful for all who have given selflessly to help others encounter Christ through the 2019 Annual Archbishop’s Appeal, Encounter: Live in Faith, Give in Love.
Vatican changes Catechism teaching on death penalty, calls it ‘inadmissible’
The Vatican changed on Thursday the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the permissibility of the death penalty, which the Church has taught is legitimate in limited cases, stating the penalty is ‘inadmissible,’ and its elimination should be sought.
Pope Francis to altar servers: Holiness is not for the lazy
Everyone is called to pursue sainthood through living the Works of Mercy, though it is not for the weak of heart, Pope Francis told more than 60,000 young altar servers in St. Peter’s Square Tuesday.