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California High Court holds decision on Catholic Church and contraceptive law

The California Supreme Court has made no immediate decision in the appeal of the local Catholic Church to be exempted... Read more

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Pre-Christmas consumerism gives way to agnosticism, warns Spanish Archbishop

Archbishop Lluís Martínez Sistach of Tarragona, Spain, is warning Catholics that the enormous amount of consumerism that is prevalent in... Read more

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God sustains us “in the desert of history,” Pope says

Commenting on Psalm 113 A, “Miracles of the Exodus from Egypt,” Pope John Paul II said this Wednesday during the... Read more

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U.S. girl kisses, caresses the Pope during general audience

A 3-year old U.S. girl kissed and caressed Pope John Paul during the general audience. With outstanding familiarity, the unknown... Read more

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The Immaculate Conception, source of hope for the suffering, Pope says

In a message for the World Day of the Sick, which will be celebrated on February 11 at the Shrine... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge Congress to approve bill banning human patents

A bill banning the patenting of human organisms must be approved by the Senate to prevent the commodifying and marketing... Read more

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Catholic challenge to contraception law is rejected in New York

A New York court ruled that a law, requiring employers to include contraceptives in drug prescription plans, does not intrude... Read more

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Utah polygamist pleas case based on sodomy ruling

The Supreme Court decision decriminalizing sodomy led a Utah man with five wives to argue in court Dec. 1 that... Read more

Pope appoints Bishop Raymond Burke as new Archbishop of St. Louis

Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Raymond Leo Burke of La Crosse, Wisconsin, as the new Archbishop of Saint Louis.... Read more

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Vatican officially puts Anglican-Catholic dialogue on hold

The Vatican officially suspended the Anglican-Catholic ecumenical dialogue on Tuesday, as a consequence of the ordination of a homosexual bishop... Read more

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Summit on “Sacrosanctum Concilium” to evaluate state of Catholic Liturgy

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution on sacred liturgy “Sacrosanctum Concilium” during the... Read more

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Name of God  cannot be used to justify violence, Pope says

Pope John Paul II told a group of Catholic and Muslim scholars that the name of God cannot be used... Read more

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Dialogue Between Catholic Church and Reformed Churches continues in the U.S.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced last week that the dialogue between the Catholic Church and the... Read more

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Pope urges world religions to unite against violence

During the prayer of the Angelus last Sunday, which marked the beginning of Advent, Pope John Paul II called religions... Read more

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Human sufferings, oppressed churches in Pope’s prayer intentions

The Holy See announced today the prayer intentions of Pope John Paul II for December, which concern human suffering and... Read more

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Vatican proposes “holistic” approach to fight AIDS, not limited to condoms

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, celebrated worldwide on December 1st, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical... Read more

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In message to Orthodox, Pope express hope of reconciliation

In a message sent to the Orthodox leaders of Constantinople on the Feast of St. Andrew, Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Jewish organization greets Pope John Paul for his 25th Anniversary

On Monday morning, Pope  John Paul II received members of the European section of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Paris,... Read more

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Pope mourns Spanish victims of last terrorist attack in Iraq

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, sent a telegram of condolence on behalf of the Holy Father to... Read more

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Bishops of Massachusetts call Catholics to campaign against same-sex marriage

Catholic bishops in Massachusetts are urging the faithful to mobilize against the recent Supreme Judicial Court's ruling that will allow... Read more