Nov 18, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- As the 113th Congress enters the “lame-duck” session before newly-elected members take office, the U.S. Bishops are urging that a “circle of protection” be enacted around budget programs focusing on the poor.
Nov 18, 2014 - 01:09 pm .- Faced with a destructive “new intolerance,” the greatest Christian witnesses could be the very victims of the sexual revolution that created that intolerance, Catholic author Mary Eberstadt predicted.
Nov 18, 2014 - 11:58 am .- As he enters retirement, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago noted the importance of living faith in the truth, reflecting on his time as archbishop, the approach of death, and advice for his successor, Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich.
Nov 18, 2014 - 10:02 am .- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke of how we must never be content with where we are in the spiritual life, but rather must seek constant conversion.
Nov 18, 2014 - 04:47 am .- Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a visit to Philadelphia in 2015 has stoked great Catholic enthusiasm and prompted hopes that a papal visit will reinvigorate the archdiocese.
Nov 18, 2014 - 02:08 am .- Last August marked the six year anniversary of the brutal 2008 Kandhamal, Odisha massacre in India, but for Fr. Thomas Chellan, the memories have not faded.
Nov 18, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Following a media frenzy around Pope Francis' request that the annulment process not be treated like a business, an official of the Apostolic See's court of higher instance has explained that annulment procedures are already free in most cases.
Nov 17, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- After Pope Francis officially confirmed that he will visit Philadelphia next fall for the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the trip will be a blessing for the event and the world.
Nov 17, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- Cardinal Francis George celebrated his last public Mass as Archbishop of Chicago on Sunday, thanking the people of Chicago for being God’s “gift” to him.
Nov 17, 2014 - 04:00 pm .- Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation.”
Nov 17, 2014 - 10:47 am .- Speaking about the “right to forget” sins after confessing them, a Vatican official stressed that God’s mercy truly frees us from our past sins if we truly repent of them.
Nov 17, 2014 - 01:11 am .- Pope Francis on Monday officially announced that he will visit the U.S. in September 2015, including a visit to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Nov 16, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Refugees who have fled violence in Syria and Iraq may face further significant problems in meeting their basic needs if funding shortfalls for U.N. food and refugee assistance are not met.
Nov 16, 2014 - 09:23 am .- Pope Francis made an appeal for peace and dialogue with members of immigrant communities in his remarks after the weekly recitation of the Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday.
Nov 16, 2014 - 06:01 am .- If you’re looking for a way to support Christians in the Holy Land, consider making a pilgrimage, advises an Italian cardinal who himself recently visited Palestine and Israel.
Nov 15, 2014 - 03:46 pm .- An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her school years – through beauty found in “truly good” forms of art.
Nov 15, 2014 - 07:53 am .- Pope Francis told a group of Catholic doctors that “playing with life” in ways like abortion and euthanasia is sinful, and he stressed that each human life, no matter the condition, is sacred.
Nov 15, 2014 - 06:17 am .- One month after the intensely media-centric Synod on the Family, experts are gathering once again in the Vatican to explore man and woman's complementarity, using “new and creative language to speak to people where they are.”
Nov 14, 2014 - 04:48 pm .- A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday against Catholic organizations with objections to the Obama administration’s latest opt-out rules for mandated contraceptive and sterilization health insurance coverage.
Nov 14, 2014 - 03:28 pm .- The U.S. must make religious freedom a top priority with Burma if there is hope for the southeast Asian country to make progress as a rights-based democracy, said a leader in religious liberty.