Mar 20, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Ahead of Bl. John Paul II’s April 27 canonization, the U.S. bishops have named a D.C.-based facility as a national shrine to commemorate the beloved Roman Pontiff.
Mar 20, 2014 - 12:01 am .- A U.S. District Court’s ruling against Arkansas’ fetal heartbeat-based abortion restrictions disappointed pro-life advocates, but they said the effort still helps the unborn.
Mar 19, 2014 - 05:21 pm .- President Barack Obama’s recent action on immigration may indicate a move towards a better approach to immigration, a policy expert for the U.S. bishops’ conference says.
Mar 19, 2014 - 02:20 pm .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has been in the hospital at Loyola University Medical Center since Friday, after physicians found during a routine checkup that he was dehydrated.
Mar 19, 2014 - 04:07 am .- In a recently-released summary report called “Persecuted and Forgotten?” Aid to the Church in Need has revealed a worldwide growth in discrimination against Christians in scope and frequency.
Mar 18, 2014 - 06:07 pm .- Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles gave his blessing Sunday to a group of children and immigration reform advocates who are traveling to Rome to ask Pope Francis for his help and benediction.
Mar 18, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Scholars of the history of science have discussed the merits and shortcomings of the new television series “Cosmos,” saying that the first episode's discussion of Church history strayed from historical facts.
Mar 16, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have planned their first “Mass Mob” in the north of the city, seeking to rally scores of people to a beautiful but sparsely attended church.
Mar 14, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- The Population Research Institute has launched a new campaign to encourage effective human rights activism among those concerned about the victims of China's coercive one-child policy.
Mar 14, 2014 - 11:22 am .- The Augustine Institute has released on DVD the first ten episodes of “Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained,” a formation program that comprehensively covers the Catholic faith.
Mar 14, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Contraception has been promoted by the U.S. government as a tool for the expansion of freedom, especially for women, but actually has not been shown to promote this goal, according to a legal expert.
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:03 am .- In a hearing on Capitol Hill, human rights experts and survivors of decades of violence and civil unrest in Northern Ireland discussed the need for justice and accountability for victims and society at large.
Mar 13, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Arizona State University's partnership with a Catholic college providing theology courses to students won praise from scholar Father Robert Spitzer as “an experiment in the logic of complementarity.”
Mar 13, 2014 - 01:40 pm .- Speaker of the House John Boehner has extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, praising the Pope’s advocacy for the vulnerable.
Mar 13, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Former congressman Bart Stupak wrote a column Tuesday in support of the owners of for-profit companies who object to providing contraceptive drugs which can cause abortions.
Mar 12, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- In one of the largest collective lawsuits against the federal HHS mandate, the Catholic Benefit Association, representing more than 200 Catholic employers and more than 19,000 employees nationwide, has filed a suit on the grounds that the measure compels the violation of Catholic teachings.
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:12 pm .- Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis is happy to resume public ministry, after he recused himself during an investigation which did not end in charges over accusations he inappropriately touched a youth.
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:07 am .- Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison has said the public should not accept media distortions of Pope Francis, but should recognize him as “a son of the Church” trying bring people to Christ.
Mar 11, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- A U.S. senator and a congressman have urged the Secretary of Defense to reissue military rules to strengthen religious freedom protections for military service members who fear reprisals for their beliefs.
Mar 10, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Although recent polls on Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” are viewed as less disheartening than they appear, the results sparked a call for education on the beauty and truth of Church teaching.