Catholic News Headlines for Tuesday 6/4/2024

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Mother Mary Alphonsa, founder of Rosary Hill Home, which offers a place for people with incurable cancers to live out their last days, is on her way to sainthood. She converted to Catholicism and used to care for the sick on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Pope Francis declared her venerable in March.

Pope Francis’s recent presiding over the Corpus Christi celebration at Saint John Lateran was a rare occurrence, marking the first time since 2017. This event, one of the few masses outside the Vatican that the pope presides over, demonstrates his unwavering commitment to his duties, despite the challenges of the past 7 years, including the coronavirus pandemic and his health.

It’s not every day you hear about new Catholics who chose to convert as children. But a brother and sister who are students at the St. Mel’s Catholic Academy wanted to become closer to Christ.

Bay Ridge Catholic Academy Walk-A-Thon Day was a huge success. From kindergarten to 8th grade, students walked to the school’s home field for a day of music, food, and fun. The students raised over $17,000.