Jul 16, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for his release.
Jul 16, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley called a black mass scheduled to take place in the city's civic center an “obviously horrendous” act meant to offend much of the state's community.
Jul 16, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A federal bill to remove almost all abortion regulations is drawing strong opposition from critics who say that it would be devastating to health and safety of both women and their children.
Jul 16, 2014 - 03:36 pm .- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that opponents warned would have stripped conscience protections for businesses, drawing a response of cautious relief.
Jul 16, 2014 - 03:33 pm .- The Archdiocese of Seoul in South Korea has revealed the official song for Pope Francis’ visit to the country, scheduled for Aug. 14-18 to coincide with Asian Youth Day.
Jul 16, 2014 - 02:18 pm .- Various religious leaders have joined their voices to denounce a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill in parts of the U.K., stating that doing so violates human dignity and opens the door to coercion.
Jul 16, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- The Papua New Guinean community in Sydney celebrated recently the feast day of Bl. Peter To Rot, himself a Papuan who was martyred during World War II for his defence of marriage.
Jul 16, 2014 - 11:09 am .- Catholic News Agency has announced the launch of its new app, offering direct access to all of its content, free of charge.
Jul 16, 2014 - 08:03 am .- In wake of the Vatican’s viral campaign urging faithful worldwide to pause for a moment of silence during the world cup final, officials have expressed their hope that the fruits will continue to grow.
Jul 16, 2014 - 04:04 am .- After a statue of a crucifix in Mumbai was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, the city's archbishop has appealed for peace and prayers.
Jul 16, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Several lawmakers in North Carolina have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a censorship case related to pro-life specialty license plates in the state.
Jul 16, 2014 - 12:28 am .- Retired soccer star Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, who was captain of the Argentinean national team and of Inter Milan in Italy, will soon don his cleats again to take part in an inter-religious friendly match for peace.
Jul 15, 2014 - 10:58 pm .- Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very center of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”
Jul 15, 2014 - 08:01 pm .- Leaders of the U.S. bishops have issued a strong rebuke of a Senate bill that would deny conscience rights to employers in the field of health coverage.
Jul 15, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- A lawsuit charges that a Colorado Planned Parenthood affiliate failed to recognize and report the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl by her stepfather when its staff performed an abortion on her and put her on birth control at the stepfather’s request.
Jul 15, 2014 - 03:14 pm .- Warning that a proposed euthanasia bill for parts of the U.K. would mark the “catastrophic collapse” of respect for life, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, is urging a day of united prayer against it.
Jul 15, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Last week dozens of armed men broke into a convent in northern Bangladesh, beating a group of nuns at a small mission.
Jul 15, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize and fight against the prevailing culture of secularism.
Jul 15, 2014 - 04:21 am .- In his message for the Mexico-Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development Pope Francis called for a change in the way migrants, especially unaccompanied children, are viewed.
Jul 15, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The bishop of Thailand's northernmost diocese, which is largely rural and dominated by hill tribes, has begun himself working in the fields alongside his flock, noting the importance of agriculture there.