Sep 18, 2014 - 06:05 pm .- San Diego’s late Bishop Cirilo Flores was “a man of the Beatitudes” with a deep affection for the people of his diocese, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said at the bishop’s Sept. 17 funeral Mass.
Sep 18, 2014 - 04:22 am .- A pair of Catholic authors has found a new way to give mothers some time off while helping break the social isolation that can sometimes come with modern parenting: throw a weekend-long party just for moms.
Sep 18, 2014 - 02:18 am .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee has renewed a call for Congressional action after a new report verified the bishops’ repeated warnings of taxpayer-funded abortion in the Affordable Care Act.
Sep 17, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- President Barack Obama’s announcement of personnel and other aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa drew praise from relief workers involved in the region.
Sep 17, 2014 - 02:41 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference has praised federal lawmakers for reaching an agreement to reauthorize legislation that funds child care and job training for low-income families.
Sep 17, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged U.S. Catholics to listen to the “chilling” pleas of Greek-Catholic bishops who say Ukraine is “flowing with blood” due to the Russian military’s actions.
Sep 17, 2014 - 09:43 am .- The dilemma of divorced and remarried Catholics should prompt consideration of changes in the Church’s approach to annulments and the Eucharist, but without compromising Church teaching, said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I.
Sep 17, 2014 - 04:35 am .- The Holy Spirit's inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times - like while running on a treadmill.
Sep 17, 2014 - 02:34 am .- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “a monumental step forward” for human dignity, but continued work is necessary to fight the “destructive influence of racism,” said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference.
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:45 pm .- Support of religious freedom for all those being persecuted was reiterated at a conference in the nation’s capital following outcry over comments made by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).
Sep 16, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Pro-life groups have responded forcefully to a new report finding that despite promises from President Barack Obama, more than 1,000 health care plans under the Affordable Care Act cover abortion.
Sep 15, 2014 - 05:39 pm .- Controversy over the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade continues as the Catholic League has withdrawn its delegation, charging that parade organizers have not fulfilled a promise to include a pro-life Catholic group.
Sep 14, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- More than 85,000 people have signed a petition asking the city-run Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to cancel a scheduled black mass, saying that is a blatant attack on the Catholic Church.
Sep 13, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Christian patriarchs denounced terrorism and emphasized the need for peaceful unity between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East.
Sep 13, 2014 - 12:36 pm .- According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed the lives of 2,288 as of Tuesday. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.
Sep 12, 2014 - 03:49 pm .- The Missouri legislature has overridden two vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon in order to implement a three-day waiting period before an abortion and a tax credit for pregnancy centers and maternity homes.
Sep 12, 2014 - 12:01 pm .- Faithful Catholics will face increasing difficulties in American society as public life becomes more dominated by another “religion” that marginalizes the Church and imposes its own morality, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has written.
Sep 11, 2014 - 04:41 am .- With missionary teams on 100 college campuses across the continental U.S., the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has reached an impressive number of students in its 16-year history.
Sep 11, 2014 - 03:03 am .- Amid controversial remarks by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Christian leaders at a historic ecumenical conference voiced the need for unity in the face of the mass persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.
Sep 11, 2014 - 02:04 am .- A Knights of Columbus relief fund for persecuted Iraqi refugees has now surpassed $2 million, and the order has released a special prayer to add a spiritual dimension to the humanitarian response.