Nov 14, 2014 - 07:07 am .- Today the Vatican published the official itinerary for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, during which he is slated to spend roughly two days each in Colombo, Manila and Tacloban.
Nov 14, 2014 - 03:49 am .- In the wake of the mid-term elections last week, the U.S. Bishops urged Congress and President Obama to work together on timely immigration reform that respects families and human dignity.
Nov 14, 2014 - 02:04 am .- At his Mass of Installation on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney said that by the time of his retirement, he hopes for a local Church filled with vocations to priesthood and the religious life.
Nov 14, 2014 - 12:08 am .- In the wake of the September disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, the country’s bishops pled on Wednesday for an end to the incessant violence entrenching the nation, and called on citizens to help build a society rooted in justice.
Nov 13, 2014 - 05:30 pm .- India's population control policy is under fire after at least 14 women died following botched sterilizations due to negligent medical practices in one of the country’s poorest states, Chhattisgarh.
Nov 13, 2014 - 03:34 pm .- In a joint statement delivered Thursday, the Catholic-Muslim Forum condemned acts of terrorism, oppression, and violence, affirming it is never acceptable to use religion to justify such acts.
Nov 13, 2014 - 01:15 pm .- Organizers in charge of a controversial vaccination campaign in Kenya should be transparent and cooperate with the Kenyan bishops’ request for investigation of the program, says a leading Catholic bioethicist.
Nov 13, 2014 - 09:20 am .- Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass on Thursday that the kingdom of God, already present among us, never attracts attention to itself but rather is cultivated though silent holiness in everyday life.
Nov 13, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The apostolic nuncio to Lebanon has said the country is a model of multi-religious coexistence that could help resolve violent sectarian conflicts in the Middle East.
Nov 13, 2014 - 02:01 am .- A Catholic psychologist who recently met with the Pontifical Council for the Laity says violence between partners is still a massive problem globally – and it's gaining more attention from the Vatican.
Nov 13, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah has stressed the link between charity and preaching the Gospel, saying that while the practical needs of the poor are important, Christians can give something more essential: Jesus Christ.
Nov 12, 2014 - 07:01 pm .- Uncertainties about the future of immigration reform, given Republicans' new-found control of both houses of Congress, do not decrease the need for changes to the immigration system says a Catholic immigration expert.
Nov 12, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- The leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee encouraged his fellow bishops not to lose heart, but to place their trust in God, in the ongoing battle for religious liberty.
Nov 12, 2014 - 03:15 pm .- With marriage in crisis in the modern world, the faithful have a duty to work for its restoration, promoting the ‘culture of encounter’ called for by the Holy Father, said a leading U.S. bishop.
Nov 12, 2014 - 01:24 pm .- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved the cause of beatification of Guido Schaffer, who was a Brazilian seminarian known as the “Anjo Surfista,” or “Surfer Angel.”
Nov 12, 2014 - 11:49 am .- A priest who met and exchanged zucchettos with retired pontiff Benedict XVI last week marveled at the former pope's joy, mental clarity and good health.
Nov 12, 2014 - 10:40 am .- Claiming that the government has turned a blind eye to sex-selective abortions, British pro-life activists are launching a rare private prosecution against two doctors accused of promoting the illegal practice.
Nov 12, 2014 - 04:56 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the qualities needed to be a true minister of God, saying that those who are ordained should never be “authoritative,” but rather humble and merciful.
Nov 12, 2014 - 04:27 am .- Near the Lebanon-Syria border, two religious sisters are among the staff members at a refugee service center working to give relief – and hope – to thousands who have fled the armed conflict in Syria.
Nov 12, 2014 - 02:56 am .- While a failure to understand doctrine is present in many segments of the Catholic population, young adults are exhibiting an alarmingly casual attitude towards accepting Church teaching, a study commissioned by the U.S. bishops has found.