Apr 11, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Bishop Peter J. Jurgis has said he is “shocked” by reports of “a lack of charity and respect” at a North Carolina high school meeting about a religious sister whose discussion of homosexuality came under attack.
Apr 11, 2014 - 04:05 am .- Following controversy over a Catholic-affiliated medical center’s rejection of contraceptive practices in Oklahoma, physicians have said that such institutions are trying to act with integrity.
Apr 10, 2014 - 09:00 am .- Monsignor James Shea, this year’s preacher of the Tre Ore service for Good Friday at New York City’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, has said he will speak about how the suffering and death of Christ is “the actual pattern of the Christian life.”
Apr 9, 2014 - 05:32 pm .- Challenging a modern culture which supports isolation and an indifference to poverty requires a personal connection with others, particularly the poor, as children of God, development expert Dr. Jonathan Reyes has said.
Apr 9, 2014 - 02:22 am .- In an April 5 ceremony, Notre Dame University honored prominent pro-life congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.), and his wife, Marie, who is also a pro-life advocate, with its 2014 Evangelium Vitae Medal.
Apr 8, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A federal appeals court has upheld a New York City policy prohibiting religious services in public school buildings, a decision critics said wrongly targets churches for exclusion.
Apr 8, 2014 - 02:24 pm .- The documentary “Francis: The Pope of the New World” will be shown on the big screen for the first time during the John Paul II International Film Festival, being held April 3-12 in Miami.
Apr 8, 2014 - 04:13 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to weigh in on a case involving a small Christian-owned photography business that declined on religious grounds to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006.
Apr 8, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Brianna Heldt was 20 years-old when she first started taking the birth control pill. As an Evangelical Protestant, she believed in saving sex for marriage, but the young college student was planning her wedding and wanted to delay having children for a few years.
Apr 6, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- A spokesman for pro-life activities at the U.S. Bishops' conference explained that the bishops hope to see grave concerns with the Affordable Care Act's permission of abortion funding and lack of coverage of immigrants fixed.
Apr 6, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Praising the U.N.'s plan to eradicate poverty, the Holy See's observer to the body emphasized the importance of the family in encouraging development and in fighting poverty.
Apr 4, 2014 - 05:13 pm .- Within the span of a day, friends, family and strangers have raised more than $100,000 for the family of a young Catholic man in Indiana who was shot and killed on his usual morning walk early April 1.
Apr 4, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- The young girl who asked Pope Francis to intercede with U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of the children of deported immigrants has been reunited with her father after a two-year separation.
Apr 4, 2014 - 08:16 am .- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.
Apr 4, 2014 - 02:02 am .- An audit of the dioceses across the United States shows an increase of more than $15 million spent on child protection efforts, and a decrease in the number of reported cases of sexual abuse.
Apr 4, 2014 - 12:08 am .- Three filmmakers are crowd funding a multi-million dollar movie about Kermit Gosnell and his late-term abortion clinic, stressing the need to bring attention to the morally and politically charged case.
Apr 3, 2014 - 05:21 pm .- The Archbishop for the Military Services, as well as President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry offered their condolences and prayers to the victims of a shooting at the Fort Hood army base, and their families.
Apr 3, 2014 - 03:37 pm .- The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, rules which could lead most abortion clinics in the state to close.
Apr 3, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has apologized for constructing a new $2.2 million residence, saying the plan was well-intended, but he failed to consider the example it set.
Apr 3, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson has encouraged business school faculty to teach their students about the Church's social teaching and to form them in ethics, morals, and stewardship.