Mar 22, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Hollywood precedent notwithstanding, an Italian bishop has announced that known members of the mafia cannot be godparents for the Catholic sacraments of baptism or confirmation.
Mar 17, 2017 - 03:39 pm .- Following recent attempts at brokering peace between the government and political opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Catholic priests and religious are facing violent backlash around the country.
Mar 16, 2017 - 03:34 pm .- Amid war, displacement and hunger, South Sudan's day of prayer must lead to true repentance, a leading Catholic bishop has said.
Jan 31, 2017 - 02:50 pm .- When asked by a reporter about the threat of civil war in his country, Archbishop Ubaldo Santana of Maracaibo responded starkly: “there is already a bloodbath of considerable proportions in Venezuela.”
Jan 29, 2017 - 09:33 am .- What started as a Mass remembering a Latino baseball star and humanitarian quickly took a violent turn as an auxiliary bishop was assaulted at the Newark cathedral Saturday.
Jan 24, 2017 - 03:21 am .- Following a school shooting in Monterrey, Mexico last week, the local archbishop offered his prayers and support.
Jan 10, 2017 - 12:10 pm .- After nearly 100 inmates died in gang-related riots at prisons in northern Brazil through Jan. 8, Church officials in the country have recommitted themselves to assisting in the rehabilitation of prisoners and parolees.
Jan 5, 2017 - 01:30 pm .- The Catholic Church can be a force for healing race relations, said the U.S. bishops’ task force on racism and peace in a newly released report.
Jan 5, 2017 - 06:20 am .- The Egyptian army corps of engineers has completed the restoration of Saint Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, where a terrorist attack last month left 27 dead.
Jan 4, 2017 - 12:18 pm .- A local bishop called for prayer and prison reform efforts after a 17-hour prison uprising in the Amazon city of Manaus, Brazil, left at least 56 dead.
Dec 23, 2016 - 03:53 am .- Every minute, 20 people in the United States alone are victims of intimate partner violence.
Dec 15, 2016 - 05:17 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis accepted the credentials of six new ambassadors to the Holy See, urging them to work toward promoting the common good in their respective countries by adopting tactics of nonviolence at a political level.
Nov 23, 2016 - 03:10 pm .- A fire – allegedly set by arsonists – has closed a pro-life pregnancy center and chapel in New Mexico, shutting down its operations for the foreseeable future.
Nov 2, 2016 - 04:38 pm .- In the wake of fatal shootings of two Iowa police officers in apparent ambushes, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines offered prayers for the victims’ families and colleagues.
Oct 18, 2016 - 03:25 am .- C. Matthew Hawkins stood frozen with fear as the update crackled through the police car radio: the suspect in question is white and 5-feet, 7-inches tall. Hawkins, now a Catholic seminarian who happens to be 6-feet tall and black, was grateful for the news.
Sep 28, 2016 - 06:08 am .- With 15 priests killed in the last four years, Mexico is the most dangerous country to exercise priestly ministry in the entire world, Father Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico, said recently.
Sep 26, 2016 - 07:21 am .- Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes, the body of a third slain priest, Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, has been found.
Sep 23, 2016 - 11:21 am .- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.
Sep 23, 2016 - 03:32 am .- Father Patrick Winslow is a priest at a Catholic church in Charlotte’s University City neighborhood.
Sep 22, 2016 - 03:09 pm .- While genocide, war crimes, and violence against humanity continue to plague individuals across the globe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin called for the protection of victims of atrocities and urged both religious leaders and national authorities to step up preventive measures.