Dec 21, 2016 - 03:01 am .- Thirty-five years after Saint John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square, a witness on the from the front rows of the security barricades says that the now-canonized Pope offers an example – and a challenge – of forgiveness for children who witness violence.
Dec 20, 2016 - 05:16 pm .- With the number of displaced persons at its highest ever recorded – more than after World War II – troubling stories have surfaced of the U.S. disobeying its own protocol in detaining or removing asylum-seekers.
Dec 19, 2016 - 02:17 pm .- Maria had been struggling with some depressive and anxious thoughts for a while, although at the time, she didn’t recognize them as such. Probably because she was 14 years old.
Dec 18, 2016 - 07:15 pm .- Julia Greeley was born into slavery in Hannibal, Missouri. But her cause for sainthood was opened on Sunday in Denver, where her life of devotion and service continues to inspire.
Dec 18, 2016 - 02:36 pm .- Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new book that draws on wartime documents and interviews with the American intelligence agent who wrote them.
Dec 18, 2016 - 04:09 am .- Elizabeth Smart, who drew the nation’s attention when she was abducted from her home at age 14, said that her captor’s pornography use made her captivity much worse.
Dec 17, 2016 - 07:02 pm .- Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old boy living in South Africa with his family in the late 1980s when he was overcome with a mysterious illness.
Dec 17, 2016 - 02:36 pm .- Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age – sometimes before the age of 10 – and their reasons are deeper than being “bored at Mass,” the author of a new report claims.
Dec 17, 2016 - 10:02 am .- “Man can live without science, he can live without bread, but without beauty he could no longer live, because there would no longer be anything to do to the world. The whole secret is here, the whole of history is here.”
Dec 16, 2016 - 07:42 pm .- Dedicated to serving Catholic converts, the network Coming Home, will meet the closing of the year with record-breaking membership numbers, reporting over 5,000 new members for 2016.
Dec 16, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- Young Americans are dying at a rate not seen since the Vietnam War.
Dec 16, 2016 - 06:01 am .- States cannot keep federal grants away from Planned Parenthood clinics, the Obama administration ruled on Wednesday in a move that critics say is a “parting gift to Big Abortion.”
Dec 16, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Courage International will team with the Phoenix diocese in the new year to host an event addressing same-sex attraction and other sexual identity issues on the forefront of Church discussion today.
Dec 15, 2016 - 07:08 pm .- Two Emmy Awards have gone to a documentary that shows St. John Paul II’s central role in the end of communism.
Dec 15, 2016 - 04:08 pm .- As secularists look to abolish a religious tax exemption, a pastor whose life is dedicated to serving those in need fights for what he calls a critical – and constitutional – support for his ministry.
Dec 15, 2016 - 03:20 pm .- Groups reputedly founded for a “Catholic Spring” revolt within the Church have a history of criticizing Catholic bishops on LGBT issues and other topics, while taking money from wealthy, strategically minded LGBT activists who have helped reshape American religion, politics and the definition of marriage.
Dec 15, 2016 - 03:05 am .- You might have seen an Army chaplain devoutly praying the rosary on the sideline during Saturday's Army-Navy football game. Who was he and what was he praying for?
Dec 15, 2016 - 12:01 am .- Four Massachusetts churches pulled their lawsuit against the state Monday after they received religious exemptions from the state's transgender law.
Dec 14, 2016 - 04:50 pm .- Rohingya Muslims in Burma, as well as Christians, face continued persecution, destruction of homes and places of worship, and threats to their lives, human rights organizations are warning.
Dec 14, 2016 - 04:03 pm .- After almost 20 years, a landmark religious freedom bill may finally be getting a big upgrade.