The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first cathedral built in the United States, is turning 200 years old on May 31. Below are 10 facts that make this landmark one of the most emblematic places in Catholic America.
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is continuing to list for sale many unused parcels of church property in an effort to help pay for settlements to sexual abuse victims.
Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy led the Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec from 1992 to 2013.
Apostolic visitors will evaluate “possible mistakes” by the cardinal and archdiocesan officials.
Poland’s “Primate of the Millennium” died on May 28, 1981.
A bill proposed last week by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party would criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics.
More Catholic bishops have spoken out in support of continuing as planned the process to address “Eucharistic coherence,” namely Christian life and worthiness to receive Holy Communion. The bishops have reacted after an American cardinal’s letter asked the bishops’ conference president, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, to postpone the discussions.
Gerhard Cardinal Müller on Monday called upon the Holy Father to intervene in the German situation to correct clerics who have attempted to bless same-sex unions, or encouraged such attempts.
Bill Donohue, the head of an organization dedicated to responding to public slanders against the Church, claimed on Wednesday that a recent Gallup poll on transgender issues contained deceptive questioning.
Cardinal Vinko Puljić said: “We cannot understand a Church in which sacrifice is a foreign word.”
Bishop Charles Morerod has chosen two lay people and a deacon as his “lay representatives.”
The California Catholic Conference is urging the faithful to speak out against a proposed state law that would remove several safeguards on assisted suicide, a practice which has been legal in the state since 2015.
Cardinal Péter Erdő is hosting the congress in Budapest on Sept. 5-12.
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said on Wednesday, May 26, that the tragic shootings at a light rail yard in San Jose, CA, “reminds us once again that something fundamentally broken in our society and culture must be courageously examined and addressed."
A gun-wielding man allegedly robbed Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland of some money and his episcopal ring near the city’s cathedral on Saturday, the very day the cathedral held a previously scheduled vigil against gun violence.
Catholicos-Patriarch Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan died on May 25.
Nicole Caruso, professional makeup artist and beauty consultant, invites women to explore their feminine genius with her book Worthy of Wearing, released Tuesday.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sent greetings for the Buddhist feast of Vesakh.
The German Catholic bishops and those involved in the synodal path of the Church in Germany must be the first to “repent and believe”, even as they call the world to do the same, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has said. He has warned that the synod’s first text puts forward “untenable” views of the Catholic Church, downplays the Church as God’s instrument of salvation, and ignores the tensions between the Church’s mission and worldly attitudes.