Nov 11, 2013 - 09:55 am .- At the opening of the U.S. bishops’ autumn conference, the Pope’s representative urged the diocesan shepherds to a more profound witnessing to Christ and to preserve unity amongst themselves.
Nov 10, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- Iranian authorities have reportedly transferred imprisoned U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini to a dangerous prison, prompting concern from human rights groups and calls for U.S. leaders to secure the Christian pastor’s safety.
Nov 10, 2013 - 06:02 am .- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students – known as FOCUS – will host two “REACH” prayer breakfasts in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help all Catholics learn to evangelize.
Nov 9, 2013 - 04:33 pm .- As L.A. Archbishop José Gomez laments the lack of urgency to reform the immigration system, the U.S. bishops are urging Catholics to call and write Congress to support “just and compassionate immigration reform.”
Nov 9, 2013 - 01:20 pm .- With his home heating fuel tank empty and the unseasonably mild temperatures waning at the end of October, Leo Tremblay resorted to covering himself with blankets during the day, and sleeping in layers of clothing at night in order to keep warm in the drafty trailer that has served as his home since 1976.
Nov 8, 2013 - 04:47 pm .- A new special collection as Masses throughout the U.S. offers crucial help for military chaplains administering sacraments and support to those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the world.
Nov 8, 2013 - 02:38 am .- Legislation that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, at which point science indicates that unborn babies are able to feel pain, has been presented in the U.S. Senate.
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:06 am .- Catholics leaders in the U.S. asked members of Congress to place the needs of the poor at the center of their considerations as they craft the nation’s new Farm Bill.
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:07 pm .- A new biography of Blessed Junipero Serra, the Franciscan priest who founded many Catholic missions in 18th century California, shows “incomprehension” of its subject and wrongly minimizes his heroism, one reviewer says.
Nov 7, 2013 - 05:56 pm .- More than 130 leading Catholic scholars have signed a letter to the U.S. bishops criticizing the Common Core State Standards for school curricula, warning that the core philosophy will “undermine Catholic education.”
Nov 7, 2013 - 03:46 pm .- In a new column for CNA, a theology professor and author says that the Pope’s recent interviews need to be understood in light of his missionary vision for the Church rather than as individual declarations.
Nov 7, 2013 - 04:11 am .- A case before the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the ability of a town in New York to open meetings with prayer, and could have broader implications for religious identity in government settings.
Nov 7, 2013 - 02:24 am .- When bishops from across the country gather in Baltimore next week, they will consider issuing a formal statement on pornography and discuss a Spanish translation of Mass prayers, among other issues.
Nov 6, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- A citizen-initiated ordinance to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Albuquerque, N.M., will receive a vote on Nov. 19 and could have a big impact on the abortion-friendly state.
Nov 6, 2013 - 04:48 pm .- Pope Francis has declared Catholic philosopher, author, and teacher Alice von Hildebrand a Dame Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of St. Gregory in recognition of her work.
Nov 6, 2013 - 11:02 am .- Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Salvatore Matano, who had led the Diocese of Burlington since 2005, as Bishop of Rochester, succeeding Bishop Matthew Clark.
Nov 6, 2013 - 09:14 am .- At the direction of the Vatican's head for doctrine, the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. has written a letter stating that Catholics “are not permitted” to participate in meetings which take for granted that the supposed Marian apparitions in Medjugorje are credible.
Nov 6, 2013 - 02:11 am .- Ten bishops are nominees to become the next president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the group's general assembly to be held in Baltimore Nov. 11-14.
Nov 6, 2013 - 12:05 am .- The father of Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is “very proud” of both his son’s accomplishments at the World Series and of his charitable work.
Nov 5, 2013 - 04:52 pm .- A bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against homosexual and transgender persons poses serious threats to religious freedom and undermines the biological basis of gender, say its critics as it heads to a crucial Senate vote.