Mar 27, 2015 - 05:32 pm .- Despite media hype, a new Indiana law is not based on anti-gay discrimination, but on a 20-year legal precedent of protecting the rights of religious individuals and charitable organizations, say religious liberty advocates.
Mar 27, 2015 - 04:04 am .- Firing squads, gas chambers and the electric chair – these types of execution may seem like methods of the past, but some states in the U.S. are bringing them back, prompting a debate about the most humane form of the death penalty, or whether the very idea is a contradiction in terms.
Mar 27, 2015 - 02:04 am .- Two rather new orders of religious sisters looking to expand their missions have set their sights on the Archdiocese of Denver.
Mar 26, 2015 - 09:08 am .- U.S. officials have confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama on Sept. 23, during his trip to the United States for the World Meeting of Families.
Mar 26, 2015 - 04:01 am .- A New Jersey law crafted to ban the Archdiocese of Newark from selling cemetery headstones might not pass muster under judicial review, according to a constitutional law expert.
Mar 25, 2015 - 10:02 pm .- With hopes of better serving the Catholic community, the Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors announced this week the development of their new faith-based investment opportunities, which are specifically geared toward Catholic institutions and organizations.
Mar 25, 2015 - 02:36 pm .- Catholic leaders marked the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. with praise for those who advanced racial progress, calling on others to “march on” toward unity of hearts and minds.
Mar 25, 2015 - 10:26 am .- Los Angeles Catholics gave thanks for Archbishop Oscar Romero’s upcoming beatification and prayed that his “shining example” of sacrificial love and solidarity with the poor and oppressed will continue to be fruitful.
Mar 25, 2015 - 04:13 am .- It may not be 1941, but Hitler’s dream of a “Jew-free Europe” is taking shape, and it’s time for the world to take notice, say human rights advocates.
Mar 24, 2015 - 09:31 pm .- When his son fell eight feet into a septic tank while working on their family farm in Virginia, Thomas S. Vander Woude didn't think twice about trying to save him.
Mar 24, 2015 - 04:25 am .- Can a portrait of a human face evangelize? Curators of a brand-new traveling art exhibit answer a resounding “Yes.”
Mar 23, 2015 - 03:52 pm .- The recognition of women’s special and integral role in human progress cannot overlook the dignity of women as wives, mothers and a voice for the vulnerable, a Vatican official told the United Nations this month.
Mar 20, 2015 - 05:48 pm .- With a background in Hispanic ministry and service at Catholic Charities, the newly announced auxiliary bishop of Washington, D.C. hopes to help people turn their faith into action.
Mar 19, 2015 - 05:17 pm .- A majority of presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church (USA) have voted to redefine marriage, but one Presbyterian group warned that the denomination is “capitulating to the culture.”
Mar 19, 2015 - 05:11 pm .- With religious freedom under assault in the U.S. capital, the Archdiocese of Washington is rallying behind its “only legislative recourse” left.
Mar 19, 2015 - 04:06 am .- We've all heard the popular American rhyme about relationships: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage.
Mar 18, 2015 - 05:09 pm .- San Francisco’s cathedral installed a special sprinkler system to wash out “needles, feces and other dangerous items” from its doorways – and never intended to remove homeless people sleeping there, the archdiocese has explained in the face of media attacks.
Mar 18, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- The Pope's surprise announcement of a holy year for mercy has Catholics weighing in on the significance of the move, which some say can be boiled down to this: Francis wants us to know how much God loves us.
Mar 18, 2015 - 04:01 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia warned Tuesday that the United States will face increasing pressure to abandon its traditionally broad protections for religious liberty, though he encouraged Christians never to give up hope in God’s love.
Mar 18, 2015 - 02:04 am .- Many challenges to families need addressing today, including perhaps too much attention given to college basketball’s “March Madness,” and not enough to studying Church teaching.