Jun 4, 2015 - 03:07 pm .- Almost single-handedly one cleric has turned the Church’s teaching on Communion, marriage and divorce into an international debate.
Jun 4, 2015 - 06:21 am .- The wife of a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran pleaded with members of Congress to work for his release, while voicing the consolation they have found in their Christian faith.
Jun 4, 2015 - 12:24 am .- A florist has appealed to the Washington State Supreme Court to review court rulings that could cause her financial ruin because she declined to serve a same-sex wedding ceremony.
Jun 3, 2015 - 04:17 pm .- Many religious believers will benefit from the Supreme Court’s Monday decision that a clothing store wrongly discriminated against a prospective employee whose Muslim beliefs required her to wear a hijab, one legal expert has said.
Jun 3, 2015 - 12:46 pm .- Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will hold a Q&A session for young adults, taking questions on a wide range of topics.
Jun 3, 2015 - 12:29 pm .- Amid the resignation of a vice presidential employee in a same-sex civil marriage, Catholic Relief Services reiterated its commitment to both Catholic identity and respect for all people as children of God.
Jun 1, 2015 - 05:18 pm .- Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington has offered his condolences and prayers to Vice President Joe Biden and his family, upon the death of his son Beau Biden.
May 31, 2015 - 08:47 pm .- In response to claims that a “gay rights activist” is acting as “gatekeeper” to exhibitors at the upcoming World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has said that nothing could be farther from the truth.
May 31, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- Anyone who's familiar with “Portlandia” probably remembers Colin the chicken – a heritage-breed, woodland-raised fowl who was fed a diet of sheep's milk, soy and (local) hazelnuts and lived a happy life on a (local) 4-acre farm before succumbing to its fate on the plates of two insufferable hipsters.
May 30, 2015 - 06:01 am .- Award-winning American author and devout Roman Catholic Flannery O’Connor will appear on a new postage stamp this summer, the U.S. postal service announced last week. The stamp is decorated with peacock feathers, a tribute to the family peacock farm in Georgia where O’Connor did much of her writing.
May 29, 2015 - 03:13 pm .- An Illinois bill that some say threatens the conscience rights of medical providers is currently under consideration in the state’s general assembly.
May 29, 2015 - 03:03 pm .- A Native American tribe leader has been threatened with time in prison for his religious use of eagle feathers, and his case is currently before federal court.
May 28, 2015 - 03:15 pm .- Second-time presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced his campaign for the U.S. presidency on Wednesday, standing behind his goals to shrink the government, heal the middle class, and focus on social issues, while honing in on his image as a "blue collar conservative."
May 28, 2015 - 12:31 pm .- As the Obama administration’s massive immigration order met a roadblock in federal court, Catholic immigration advocates are unhappy but are helping undocumented immigrants any way they can.
May 28, 2015 - 03:50 am .- On his 40th anniversary as a priest, Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck says he has a deeper understanding of his own vocation than when he was first ordained.
May 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm .- During his time as Pope, Saint John Paul II visited the American continent 22 times, traveling everywhere from Boston to Bolivia in an effort to unite the Western Hemisphere in faith.
May 27, 2015 - 09:55 am .- As the Nebraska Legislature considers overriding the state governor's veto of a bill that would repeal the death penalty, the Bishop of Lincoln has requested a prayerful response to the situation.
May 27, 2015 - 02:08 am .- It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in a pastoral letter on “Being Catholic Today.”
May 23, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- In an unprecedented change for an archdiocese, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver announced that the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion – will be restored to their original order.
May 22, 2015 - 12:08 am .- A 50 year-old declaration of the Second Vatican Council established a new era in Christian-Jewish relations and enabled members of both religions to unite against present-day secularism, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York reflected on Wednesday.