A film that opened Nov. 6 draws renewed attention to one of the darkest periods of recent Church history: the clergy sex abuse scandal.
Catholic Charities on the front lines
Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night to provide safe water to those living and working in the community.
Standing at the front of the battle is Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties, which provides assistance — including counseling, substance abuse treatment, foster care and adoption services — to people in need.
A day with Flint mom Makielah
The routine of running an energetic home with two teenagers and a pre-teen took on a whole new dimension for Makielah Conway when the Flint water crisis seeped into her residence. Raised in Mt. Morris, Makielah has been a Flint local since the age of 18. A full-time mom and part time volunteer at Community Closet based out of Flint Catholic Charities, Makielah shares how she functions in a typical day.
Pope Francis visited Mexico from Feb. 12–17, during which he brought a message of solidarity with the victims of drug violence, human trafficking and discrimination to some of that country's most violent and poverty-stricken regions.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a formal statement, entitled “Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography,” on Nov. 17, 2015, at its annual Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The statement, which was developed under the direction of Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, was approved by the full body of bishops 230 to 4, with one abstention.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, more than 900 women gathered at the Causeway Bay Hotel in Lansing for inspiration, challenge and guidance at the 2015 Diocese of Lansing Catholic Women’s Conference. The theme was “Dance in His Vineyard,” and speakers and music presented ways the Lord asks us to dance, and how to respond to his invitation of love.