Nov 28, 2013 - 06:22 am .- A leading astronomer in the Vatican Observatory stated that the study of science provides a unique forum to discuss man’s deep and existential questions about the origins and meaning of life.
Nov 27, 2013 - 04:56 pm .- The relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has come under fire from past U.S. ambassadors who say the move will diminish its influence, though State Department officials defend the decision as good for security.
Nov 27, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto reflected at the close of the Year of Faith that many visible fruits can already been seen, but that the true depth of these will not be known until coming years.
Nov 27, 2013 - 01:35 pm .- Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed a plaza dedicated to Archbishop Oscar Romero at a Los Angeles Park Nov. 23, praising the peaceful vision of the murdered Salvadoran archbishop.
Nov 27, 2013 - 08:08 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of Christian death, emphasizing that the resurrection of Jesus gives it light, and cautioning against worldly ideas which can overcome us.
Nov 27, 2013 - 04:06 am .- In the face of growing restrictions on religious expression, Catholics must be able to explain the place of religious liberty in public life, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.
Nov 27, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Pope Francis' new document on the “joy” of evangelization is an opportunity for Catholics to re-examine how to share the gospel in today's world, several Catholic commentators note.
Nov 27, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis and Russian president Vladimir Putin's first-ever meeting this week mostly focused on the Middle East, particularly on the ongoing Syrian conflict.
Nov 26, 2013 - 05:11 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases challenging the controversial federal contraception mandate, filed by for-profit businesses and their owners on the grounds of religious freedom.
Nov 26, 2013 - 01:28 pm .- A youth symposium on social media in the Philippines highlighted the call of the new evangelization to explore digital means of sharing the Gospel.
Nov 26, 2013 - 01:18 pm .- In his first apostolic exhortation, the uncommonly simple terminology of Pope Francis brings a fresh approach to the new evangelization, also giving a decisive direction to the Church’s mission, say Vatican officials.
Nov 26, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Pope Francis reaffirmed Catholic teaching on male priesthood in his first apostolic exhortation, while calling for a broader application of the “feminine genius” in Church life.
Nov 26, 2013 - 05:10 am .- In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis explained that the Church can never change its teaching on abortion, which is part of a broader understanding of human dignity.
Nov 26, 2013 - 04:11 am .- The president of the leading Catholic healthcare system in the U.S. has revealed that the requirements of the HHS mandate are a great threat to the company’s ability to continue serving those most in need.
Nov 26, 2013 - 04:02 am .- In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis urged the Christian faithful to begin “a new chapter of evangelization,” marked by the joy that is “constantly born anew” with Christ.
Nov 25, 2013 - 06:36 pm .- A law granting clergy members an exemption from income tax on housing allowances is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge's recent decision.
Nov 25, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis met with delegates of the European Olympic committee on Saturday, advising them to reject a consumerist mentality towards sports which can dehumanize athletes.
Nov 25, 2013 - 04:21 pm .- Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao dedicated his Nov. 24 win to all the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan, offering prayers for their continued recovery.
Nov 25, 2013 - 01:50 pm .- The founder of Project Rachel says she is extremely pleased by the U.S. bishops’ decision to create a full-time staff position to work with the post-abortion healing ministry.
Nov 25, 2013 - 10:01 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the faithfulness of God, highlighting the importance of trusting him with one’s life, and praising those who maintain this trust despite grave persecutions.