Feb 18, 2014 - 04:08 am .- Edwin “Bud” Skalla, who died last November, was a bachelor farmer whose magnanimity was made known only after he passed away, according to the man’s pastor.
Feb 16, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and athleticism but also an example of how to live the faith publicly, a fan says.
Feb 16, 2014 - 06:54 am .- Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who garnered national attention for her opposition to a 20-week abortion ban in the state, is now making headlines again by saying she might support such a ban in some instances.
Feb 15, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- A new movie about Jesus Christ – to be released by the makers of the popular History Channel television miniseries “The Bible” – has drawn praise from several Catholic bishops and leaders.
Feb 14, 2014 - 05:59 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia encouraged prayers for married couples and families on Valentine’s Day, also requesting prayers for the upcoming World Meeting of Families.
Feb 14, 2014 - 01:13 pm .- Today’s secular culture conflicts with authentic love and a reality-based view of the human person, said scholars at a recent panel in the nation’s capital.
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:01 pm .- A survey indicating mixed views on Church teaching among self-identified Catholics shows the “difficult challenge” facing Christ’s followers, but also offers a reminder of the need for fidelity, one commenter says.
Feb 13, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- Catholics across the U.S. are joining in a celebration of National Marriage Week to promote the sacrament and vocation upon which society is built.
Feb 13, 2014 - 03:36 pm .- 'Pro-life advocates say the portrayal of pregnancy care centers in the film “Gimme Shelter” should inspire concrete action to support pregnant women in crisis pregnancies, and their children.
Feb 13, 2014 - 12:43 pm .- A recent United Nations report criticizing the Catholic Church on sex abuse and its moral teachings should be understood in the context of efforts to diminish the Vatican’s pro-life influence at the U.N., a scholar has said.
Feb 13, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- A nationwide campaign leading up to Valentine’s Day is encouraging college students to seek meaningful relationships and develop a healthy understanding of love and sexuality.
Feb 13, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Olympic cross-country skier Rebecca Dussault recently spoke to a large crowd of young adults in Denver, exhorting them to put their Catholic faith above everything else in life.
Feb 13, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state has issued a moratorium or temporary prohibition on executions, drawing praise from a priest who has written against the death penalty.
Feb 12, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- A leader with a Michigan-based street evangelization group says that anyone can evangelize simply by fearlessly sharing the truth about Jesus with those they encounter.
Feb 12, 2014 - 04:48 pm .- The Ukrainian Greek Catholic patriarch has said that if the U.S. and Europe abandon Ukraine during its intense political conflict, “humanity may well be on the verge of a new Cold War.”
Feb 12, 2014 - 12:56 pm .- Experts testifying before U.S. lawmakers warned that many Christians around the world are facing serious persecution that often goes unreported and undeterred.
Feb 12, 2014 - 02:03 am .- According to a local bishop, numerous conversions of Muslims to Christianity occur every year in Lebanon but the true number is unknown because of the risk of social stigma and persecution.
Feb 11, 2014 - 11:17 am .- The Catholic bishops of New York State have released a pastoral document on mental illness, urging Christians to show compassion for the mentally ill and to support sufficient programs for their care.
Feb 11, 2014 - 02:06 am .- A United Nations commission report on the Vatican’s response to abuse of children was not “fair or particularly helpful,” but took an “ideological” approach, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said.
Feb 10, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Christian aid organization Sudan Relief Fund is helping thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons with supply water and other life-saving assistance after devastating conflict in the country.