Jul 12, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- After a head-on train collision killed 20 people in the southern Italian region of Puglia, Pope Francis voiced his grief over the incident and offered prayers for the victims and their families.
Jul 12, 2016 - 11:07 am .- After the appointment of two laypersons as the new directors of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Vigano said that while their roles haven’t yet been clearly defined amid ongoing reforms, the two will play a key role in Vatican communications.
Jul 12, 2016 - 03:53 am .- Every minute, 20 people in the United States alone are victims of intimate partner violence.
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:01 am .- A top Venezuelan prelate slammed president Nicolás Maduro's lack of “moral authority” in calling for peace while preventing the Church and other institutions from relieving the country's severe food crisis.
Jul 11, 2016 - 05:12 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori are once again calling on the House of Representatives to enact the Conscience Protection Act to defend the rights of health care workers.
Jul 11, 2016 - 05:04 pm .- “I caught one!”
Jul 11, 2016 - 03:53 pm .- The outgoing Holy See press officer has clarified that there are no directives forthcoming from the Vatican directing that priests face in the same direction as the faithful while saying Mass.
Jul 11, 2016 - 12:48 pm .- The Diocese of Wichita is offering prayers for a seminarian who is missing after rescuing a woman in the Arkansas River on Saturday.
Jul 11, 2016 - 02:28 am .- Greg Burke, the former American journalist and communications adviser for the Vatican, has been named the new director of the Holy See press office, it was announced Monday. The new vice-director will be Spaniard Paloma García Ovejero, the first woman ever to be appointed to the position.
Jul 10, 2016 - 04:03 pm .- Coloring books for adults have exploded onto the bookstore scene in the past two years. What was once considered a hobby for the kids is now all the rage for people who are full-grown.
Jul 10, 2016 - 05:56 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis said the parable of the Good Samaritan isn’t just a nice passage to reflect on, but signifies a concrete choice we make in deciding how to live and treat those around us.
Jul 9, 2016 - 05:52 pm .- Pope Francis has established a tech-savvy track record as Pope, and now in addition to breaking records on Instagram and becoming the first Pope to use Google Hangouts, he will give World Youth Day pilgrims a new electronic app.
Jul 9, 2016 - 04:01 pm .- A few weeks ago, I put out a little blurb on my personal Facebook wall.
Jul 9, 2016 - 02:18 pm .- In the wake of violence across the nation this week, the Knights of Columbus have issued a campaign encouraging people to join them in praying for peace.
Jul 9, 2016 - 11:58 am .- A new set of reforms further clarifying the roles of Vatican financial offices was announced July 9, implementing changes set in motion by Pope Francis’ 2014 edict, “Fidelis dispensator et prudens.”
Jul 9, 2016 - 06:44 am .- An Iowa church fears the state civil rights commission could penalize it for preaching and following its views on homosexuality and transgender issues – including penalties for single-sex bathrooms.
Jul 8, 2016 - 04:16 pm .- Ten states have announced that they are suing the federal government over a rule that would allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice, rather than those that match their biological sex.
Jul 8, 2016 - 03:12 pm .- Churches and other organizations in California will be forced to buy insurance plans that cover abortions due to the Obama administration’s clear misinterpretation of a pro-life law, said prominent pro-life thinker Richard Doerflinger.
Jul 8, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Amid tensions following two high profile police shootings of African-Americans and the subsequent killing of police in Dallas, Catholic bishops have called on Christians to be a force for healing and compassion in response to hatred and inhumanity.
Jul 8, 2016 - 01:44 pm .- Millennials. They’re the smartphone-loving group of 18 to 34 year-olds who belong to the selfie generation, known for their pronounced diversity, connectivity, and ability to self-express.