Archbishop Oscar Romero to be beatified May 23

People carry large portraits of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero during a rally in late March in San Salvador to pay tribute to the late archbishop, who was assassinated 35 years ago. (CNS photo/Roberto Escobar, EPA) The Salvadoran church leader was murdered trying to protect his flock from an abusive military dictatorship VATICAN CITY — Salvadoran […]

Graduation of last all-boys class opens new era for Damien

Damien Memorial School president Bernard Ho, above left, stands in his office May 13 with students Matteo Muelhauser and Kenneth Go. Muelhauser and Go will be graduating May 24 in Damien’s last all-boys class. At their commencement ceremony, the boys will receive special pins, below, in honor of their historic distinction. (HCH photo | Darlene […]

Walter Kirimitsu discusses his years as Saint Louis’ first lay president as he prepares for retirement

Saint Louis head of school Walter Kirimitsu in front of the new Clarence T.C. Ching Learning and Technology Center. (HCH photo | Patrick Downes)   You might say the stars have aligned for Walter Kirimitsu, creating a “good time” for him to retire as Saint Louis’ head of school. The “stars” would include a former […]

Pope: Two new Palestinian saints radiated God’s love

A banner showing new Saint Marie-Alphonsine hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis celebrates the canonization Mass for four new saints in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 17. The pope canonized four 19th-century nuns. The new saints are: Marie-Alphonsine and Mary of Jesus Crucified, both from historic Palestine; Jeanne […]

The streets of New York now include one named ‘Damien’

The paper wrapping of the Father Damien Way street sign at the corner of 33rd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan falls away during the sign’s unveiling May 11. The minister-president of the Government of Flanders Geert Bourgeois and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, admire the new Father Damien Way street sign. […]

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