• Nation's bishops call "us to work wholeheartedly to restore trust, instill confidence, renew and purify the church and to keep before our minds and hearts the sufferings of the victims...

    Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, gives the opening prayer Nov. 13 at the bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore. Also pictured are Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, and Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, USCCB general secretary. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)
  • Leonor: In college, I regularly attended Mass on Sundays while juggling jobs and classes during the week. I unexpectedly had emergency surgery to remove a softball sized...

    (Photo by Jordan A. Rivera)
  • Lately, I’ve caught myself moping a bit because it’s time to close down our swimming pool for the season – soon to be followed by the parka, gloves and ice scraper all coming out of...

    Father Bill Brown walks from Brockport to Bergen along Route 19 May 23, 2003 as part of his trek through New York to raise money for missions in Peru. (Courier file photo)