Katherine Veik

Katherine Veik

Articles by Katherine Veik

Abuse report will not delay Irish Eucharistic Congress

Jul 30, 2011 / 05:10 am

Ireland's 2012 International Eucharistic Congress will continue as planned, from June 10-17, despite calls to postpone the event following the recently released Cloyne Report on clerical abuse.

Archbishop Sambi's funeral moved to Italy, stateside memorial Mass scheduled

Jul 29, 2011 / 12:12 pm

U.S. bishops involved in planning memorial arrangements for papal nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi told CNA on July 29 that his funeral has been moved to Italy.

Christian women in Egypt being converted to Islam by force, witness says

Jul 23, 2011 / 09:35 am

The U.S. Helsinki Commission gathered on July 22 to discuss the increase in violence against Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, specifically young women.

Catholics in Norway 'shocked' by Oslo attacks

Jul 22, 2011 / 13:59 pm

Catholics in Norway are shocked by what appears to be a terrorist attack on government headquarters in Oslo that killed at least seven people and injured another 15 on July 22.

Archbishop Chaput: leaving Denver will be 'very difficult'

Jul 21, 2011 / 10:26 am

Archbishop Charles Chaput said on July 20 that he was “very grateful” for his time in Denver, and that it would be “very difficult” for him to leave the city for his new post in Philadelphia.

Legal complaint fails to stop Catholic University's single-sex dorm plan

Jul 20, 2011 / 01:11 am

Catholic University of America is going ahead with its plan for single-sex residence halls despite a complaint filed on July 14 by Professor John Banzhaf, known for his lawsuits over fast food and women's bathrooms.

Illinois backs off second attempt to block Catholic Charities foster work

Jul 19, 2011 / 23:10 pm

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has abandoned a second attempt to block Catholic Charities from providing foster care services, one week after a judge's order kept the state from ending its contract.

Irish priests will refuse to break seal of confession if proposal becomes law

Jul 18, 2011 / 18:03 pm

Catholic priests in Ireland are prepared to “strongly” resist a proposed law that would require them to disclose information learned in confession.

African clergy advise quick action on South Sudan's challenges

Jul 11, 2011 / 15:34 pm

African clergy say the Republic of South Sudan, which gained independence on July 9, must take steps to resolve an increasingly violent conflict in the troubled border region of South Kordofan.

Catholics working for peaceful birth of South Sudan

Jul 8, 2011 / 18:07 pm

Local and international Catholic organizations are working to ensure a peaceful transition to independence for South Sudan on July 9, after two decades of struggle that killed or displaced over six million people.

Chinese bishops face excommunication for unapproved ordination

Jul 6, 2011 / 15:45 pm

The head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and other bishops previously in communion with the Pope are facing excommunication for ordaining a bishop without Vatican approval.

Denver archbishop says Supreme Court is wrong on video game violence

Jul 2, 2011 / 12:33 pm

Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on video game violence is “wrong,” and will contribute to “poisoning our future.”

US bishops approve first collective statement on assisted suicide

Jun 17, 2011 / 00:32 am

On June 16 the U.S. bishops approved a document on assisted suicide, which will become their first collective word on the matter.  The statement, entitled “To Live Each Day with Dignity,” refutes the idea that assisted suicide is a compassionate form of medical treatment.

US bishops revise abuse charter to reflect new Vatican norms

Jun 16, 2011 / 13:11 pm

At their spring meeting in Seattle on June 16, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a revision of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” incorporating new Vatican guidelines on abuse cases.