Each year Catholic Charities honors the special gifts of service with awards. We celebrate the generosity of spirit and service of the award winners, we recognize that there are many others deserving of recognition and thanks. (see more photos of the Mass in the picture gallery.)
CLERGY / RELIGIOUS AWARD
This award recognizes an outstanding priest, religious brother, religious sister or deacon who has promoted the mission of Catholic Charities through service and advocacy.
Reverend Scott A. Boeckman
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran walked onto the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, telling the crowds in Latin: "I announce to you a great joy. We have a pope!" not many people recognized the name of then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Now, just one year since his March 13, 2013, election, there are still many things most people do not know about the 265th successor of Peter.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In his formal documents, many speeches and unscripted morning homilies the past year, Pope Francis has given the church a bounty of memorable sound bites.
Here's a look at what could be the top 10 most quotable quotes.
-- "Brothers and sisters, good evening. You all know that the duty of the conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother cardinals have gone almost to the ends of the earth to get him... but here we are." (First words as pope: March 13, 2013)
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church needs to find a way to offer healing, strength and salvation to Catholics whose marriages have failed, who are committed to making a new union work and who long to do so within the church and with the grace of Communion, Cardinal Walter Kasper told the world's cardinals.
Archbishop Coakley to offer Mass for Quaid Thomas Dolan at 11:30 a.m. today.
By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- If you haven't been to confession recently, don't wait, Pope Francis told people at his weekly general audience. One may walk into the confessional with a heavy heart, but forgiveness brings freedom and lightness.
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