LA Catholics pray for victims as more sex abuse files released

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 2, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA).- As the first set of religious orders' files on accused sex abusers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is released, one leading priest has urged prayer for victims and continued efforts for child protection.“Please continue to pray for the victims and their families and all impacted by this terrible tragedy in the history of our Church,” said Monsignor Joseph V. Brennan, Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General for the L.A. … [Read more...]

Teens pack 100,000 meals for poor in Africa

Atlanta, Ga., Aug 2, 2013 / 12:04 am (CNA).- Participants at a youth conference in Atlanta helped feed the hungry of Burkina Faso, Africa, by volunteering to package more than 100,000 meals.“Pope Francis has said that he wants the Church to defend the poor,” said Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of U.S. Operations for Catholic Relief Services, which partnered with Franciscan University and Steubenville Atlanta to host the event.“He reminds us that we are part of … [Read more...]