Feb 27, 2014 - 11:44 am .- The state of Texas is appealing a ruling from a federal judge that could impose “gay marriage” in the state, as supporters of Texas’ marriage amendment argue that the ruling violates the rights of the state and its citizens.
Feb 26, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- A spiritual focus on generous service and community is the key to success for the Trappist monks, not only in their business ventures but in all of their pursuits, said a businessman closely acquainted with the order.
Feb 25, 2014 - 03:48 pm .- A Chicago appellate court has upheld a previous ruling denying Notre Dame University legal protections while it moves forward in challenging the federal contraception mandate.
Feb 25, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- In an attempt to both anticipate and deflect “potentially negative publicity,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York has written a defense of his time as an auxiliary bishop of the St. Louis archdiocese.
Feb 25, 2014 - 09:23 am .- Pope Francis sent a video message to a gathering of U.S. Pentecostal leaders, voicing his “yearning” that separation between Catholics and other Christians may end.
Feb 25, 2014 - 02:29 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia had found two local priests to be unsuitable for ministry following separate, substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor more than 40 years ago, the archdiocese has announced.
Feb 24, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- Concerned about the effects of a new technology that involves three parents providing genetic information to create a child, experts are cautioning against opening up the technology to human clinical trials.
Feb 23, 2014 - 04:46 pm .- The Catholic University of America’s president and business school dean say criticism of a $1 million grant from the Koch Foundation is unfounded and treats debatable positions as official Church teaching.
Feb 23, 2014 - 06:11 am .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace is asking the government to join an international convention banning the use of land mines.
Feb 22, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has named Fr. Gladstone Stevens, a Sulpician, as the next rector of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park, Calif.
Feb 21, 2014 - 03:02 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have asked that the faithful join them in reciting the Prayer of St. Francis this coming Sunday, offering as an intention the end to the ongoing violence waging in Ukraine's capitol.
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:58 pm .- L.A. Archbishop José H. Gomez has called for “interim measures” such as a moratorium on immigration raids and help for undocumented minors in order to bypass immigration reform’s apparent “political dead end.”
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:00 am .- A Kansas bill to protect the conscience rights of those who morally object to “gay marriage” stalled in the legislature after opponents portrayed it as a discrimination law akin to the Jim Crow laws of the early 20th century.
Feb 20, 2014 - 04:31 pm .- The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ marriage defense efforts has offered his support to a suggested constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Feb 20, 2014 - 01:04 pm .- Monsignor Carl Kemme, a priest of Illinois’ Springfield diocese, was announced as the next Bishop of Wichita Thursday, and he said he accepted the assignment “relying solely on God’s grace and mercy.”
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:43 am .- Pope Francis has appointed a new auxiliary bishop for Miami: Malta-born Monsignor Peter Baldacchino, an Archdiocese of Newark priest who has served for more than a decade as a missionary in the Caribbean.
Feb 20, 2014 - 04:10 am .- A palliative care organization in the Denver archdiocese is committed to providing end-of-life care to patients that fully accords with the teaching of the Church, according to the group’s president.
Feb 19, 2014 - 12:38 pm .- Sister Megan Rice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and causing damage at a Tennessee nuclear weapons manufacturing facility.
Feb 19, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have introduced bills bolstering the ability of individual states to declare what they will and will not recognize as a marriage and enforce that definition within state boundaries.
Feb 19, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The head of a major U.S. missionary apostolate says that evangelization – not simple catechesis – is needed to prepare Catholics for good marriages by putting Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.