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.
Nov 24, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver says the end of the Year of Faith should encourage Catholics to continue to grow from an encounter with Christ and to share their faith with others.
Nov 24, 2013 - 06:19 am .- In his homily at Sunday Mass on the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis emphasized Jesus’ crucial place in creation, history, and the Church.
Nov 24, 2013 - 06:17 am .- Teresa Tomeo, author of the new book “God’s Bucket List,” says that she knows from her own life how “freeing” it is to put God’s priorities first.
Nov 23, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Mario Palmaro, a traditionalist writer who co-authored an article critical of Pope Francis, received a phone call Nov.1 from the Pope himself, who knew that the writer is suffering from a grave illness.
Nov 23, 2013 - 03:21 pm .- Pope Francis met with participants of an international conference of health care workers today, reminding them that the elderly and sick play an important role in life.
Nov 23, 2013 - 12:59 pm .- Pope Francis stood at the door of St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday afternoon, prepared to celebrate the entrance of over 500 people into the Catholic Church.
Nov 23, 2013 - 06:56 am .- An injunction against the federal contraception mandate granted to a group of non-profit Catholic organizations in Western Pennsylvania has been hailed as a key win for religious liberty.
Nov 22, 2013 - 05:29 pm .- As the Year of Faith draws to a close, two U.S. priests reflected on faith and the new evangelization, noting the importance of faith as the way that human being come to know God.
Nov 22, 2013 - 12:38 pm .- More than 3,000 people used social media on Nov. 21 to call for the release of a pastor imprisoned in Iran, as part of a new campaign to support the pastor, a U.S. citizen and convert to Christianity.
Nov 22, 2013 - 10:56 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the many reasons that we gather together to pray, noting that of all of these, the praise and worship of God should take priority over everything else.
Nov 22, 2013 - 10:12 am .- The 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has prompted many Catholics to remember the first Catholic president’s impact on American life and the deep grief and shock his death caused.
Nov 22, 2013 - 05:41 am .- During a conference for health care workers, a Swiss doctor spoke of the world’s increasing elderly population, noting the importance of upholding human dignity in the treatment of common diseases.
Nov 22, 2013 - 04:24 am .- The new leader of the U.S. bishops said that Pope Francis is calling Catholics to follow Christ in the Gospels through a personal encounter with the most vulnerable in society.
Nov 22, 2013 - 02:10 am .- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, presented a golden rose from Pope Francis to Our Lady of Guadalupe, calling the rose a sign of love, gratitude and enthusiasm.
Nov 22, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Reflecting on the end of the Year of Faith, a Vatican official says the witness of those joining the Church under difficult circumstances should prompt others to commit more fully to their faith.