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Caritas India offers assistance to victims of monsoon floods in Kerala

Caritas India offers assistance to victims of monsoon floods in Kerala

By CNA/EWTN News

After at least 73 people were killed in floods caused by monsoon rains in India's Kerala state, Caritas India and local Catholic groups are assisting victims of the torrent with relief materials.

More than 85,000 people in…


Colorado baker back in court for declining gender transition cake

Colorado baker back in court for declining gender transition cake

By CNA/EWTN News

Less than three months after winning a Supreme Court case backing his religious freedom of expression, Colorado Christian cake artist Jack Phillips is finding himself at the center of yet another cake and faith-based battle.

A new complaint…


Cardinal Burke: We face a grave crisis, touching the heart of the Church

Cardinal Burke: We face a grave crisis, touching the heart of the Church

By CNA/EWTN News

Cardinal Raymond Burke said Thursday that the Catholic Church is facing “a very grave crisis” due to the “grievous failure” on the part of certain bishops and that “a serious loss of confidence in our shepherds” needs…


‘Shame and sorrow’  Holy See responds to Pennsylvania report

‘Shame and sorrow’  Holy See responds to Pennsylvania report

By CNA/EWTN News

The Holy See on Thursday denounced sexual abuse and called for accountability for both perpetrators and leaders who covered up their crimes, following the release of a report detailing alleged clerical abuse in Pennsylvania.

“The abuses described…


Local News

Founder of Diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry dies at age 75

Founder of Diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry dies at age 75

Sister Rita Washington, SFCC July 1, 1943 – August 13, 2018

Sister Rita Washington, a native of Mobile, Alabama, and a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, died at a local hospital in Montgomery on Monday, Aug. 13. Sister Rita served in the…


St. Stephen the Martyr University Chapel announces new Mass times

The new Mass times for 2018-1019 school year will be  Sundays at 10 a.m., 8 p.m. (previously 5 p.m.). Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. (previously Wednesdays). New schedule is effective Sunday, Aug. 26.

All new and returning students of UAB, Samford,…


Learning to see as God sees

Learning to see as God sees

By Christina Semmens

It’s summer, and the “Summer Reading Lists” are making their rounds. For me, I am always excited to see what is on the various reading lists, because I am a reader. A voracious one, in fact. I…


Year of St. Joseph Plenary Indulgence

Year of St. Joseph Plenary Indulgence

We have now received the details of the Plenary Indulgence for the Year of St. Joseph that the Holy Father has granted to the Diocese. Like with the foregoing Marian year, shrines for gaining this indulgence may be designated throughout…


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