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 - 10:12 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 21, 2013 - 05:56 pm .- Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross, a Lebanese-born nun who has lived nearly 20 years in Syria, is travelling the U.S. advocating for peace and reflecting on how the conflict has affected life in the region.
Nov 21, 2013 - 03:04 pm .- As same-sex “marriage” becomes law in Illinois, the U.S. bishops’ head of marriage defense issues has lamented the “disgraceful” misuse of Pope Francis’ words to justify the institution’s redefinition.
Nov 21, 2013 - 10:35 am .- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Nov. 21 of Bishop Rainer Klug, an auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, “upon having reached the age limit,” according to the Vatican Information Service.
Nov 21, 2013 - 12:06 am .- After two public schools ended their affiliation with an evangelical-run Christmas toy drive for impoverished children, a lawyer with a group that supports religious liberty said such affiliation is in fact constitutional.
Nov 20, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City says he feels privileged to have been named chairman of the board for Catholic Relief Services and was surprised when he was asked last week to take the role.
Nov 20, 2013 - 02:10 pm .- Although a pro-life ballot measure in Albuquerque, N.M., did not gain enough votes to pass, pro-life activists say the initiative was able to educate citizens about the reality of late-term abortion.
Nov 20, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Cultural trends discouraging marriage are among the biggest challenges to the Church in the U.S., says Cardinal Seán O'Malley, who also sees signs of renewal and hope among young people.
Nov 19, 2013 - 12:44 pm .- Colombians are joining together to pray and offer Masses for a 26 week-old baby who was pronounced dead by doctors shortly after birth but awoke after ten hours in the morgue.
Nov 19, 2013 - 11:55 am .- Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has scheduled prayers of supplication and exorcism as reparation for the state's adoption of a law legalizing same-sex marriage.
Nov 19, 2013 - 10:04 am .- Pope Francis has named Monsignor Michael F. Olson as the new bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, setting the priest on the path to become the second youngest bishop to head a diocese in the U.S.
Nov 19, 2013 - 02:04 am .- After lengthy advocacy from both human rights and Christian groups, the U.S. State Department has officially designated the Nigeria-based Islamist group Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization.
Nov 18, 2013 - 05:28 pm .- Members of minority religious communities, particularly Christians in the Middle East, face grave persecution around the world, religious freedom experts warn.
Nov 17, 2013 - 04:09 pm .- Christians should be warm, and so invite people into relationship with Christ and the “yes” of the Gospel, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, says.
Nov 16, 2013 - 06:04 am .- The Salesian religious order is responding to Typhoon Haiyan as Catholics around the world voice their prayers and support for the massive storm's victims.
Nov 15, 2013 - 05:54 pm .- A Colorado ad campaign to encourage young people to purchase the insurance plans offered under Obamacare have garnered criticism for their glib attitude and promotion of risky behaviors.
Nov 15, 2013 - 04:12 am .- The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Obama administration’s defense of the HHS mandate is “unsound and extraordinary” for contending that business owners cannot have religious freedom protections.