Catholic Church

February 7, 2013

George Weigel: New Evangelization Is Future of Catholicism

According to the papal biographer, third-millennium Catholicism will live out its fidelity ‘in a distinctive way.’

February 6, 2013

Sanctifying Gifts and Charismatic Gifts

Connecting the Dots: Part one in a new Register series on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

January 29, 2013

Pope Appoints New Leader for Portland Archdiocese

Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette, Mich., will shepherd the Oregon archdiocese, which is the second oldest in the United States.

January 13-26, 2013 Issue

January 25, 2013

March for Life Turns 40

Pro-Life Leaders Recall Ill-Fated Court Decision

January 9, 2013

Catholic Leaders Assess Fiscal Cliff Outcome — and Prepare for Next Standoff

With a deal on taxes now in place, the issue of potential spending cuts moves front and center for Catholic institutions.

January 7, 2013

Bishop Fellay: Jews, Masons and Modernists Are ‘Enemies of the Church’

The leader of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X makes the comment in a year-end speech reviewing the breakaway group’s current situation as it considers full communion with Rome.

January 4, 2013

White House Petitioned to Label Catholic Church a ‘Hate Group’

According to a Family Research Council representative, the petition reveals an ‘underlying agenda’ to ‘stigmatize any disapproval of homosexuality at all and essentially to silence us.’

December 10, 2012

Miami Catholics Holding Prayer Vigil for Death Row Inmate

December 7, 2012

Criticisms of Bishop Finn Described as Misleading, Dishonest

A recent media report was ‘inaccurate’ in suggesting a widespread lack of support for the bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, a diocesan spokesman says.

December 6, 2012

Pope to Bishops: Keep Church Charities Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI’s new motu proprio affirms the importance of Catholic charities and outlines the stewardship responsibilities of bishops.

December 3, 2012

Parishes in Queens Remain Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Catholics display faith and generosity as they struggle to get through the storm’s devastating aftermath.

November 30, 2012

Archdiocese Seeks Stolen Funds as Matter of Justice to Parishioners

The former business manager of three parishes in the Cincinnati area is believed to have embezzled more than $353,000 in parish funds.

November 29, 2012

Support for Teen Emergency-Contraception Access Deemed ‘Foolish’

Medical experts and pro-life advocates warn that distribution of these drugs will promote risky behaviors and that the drugs have abortifacient effects and could harm girls who use them.

November 28, 2012

Yad Vashem Honors Italian Cardinal Who Rescued Jews

Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa is declared ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ for his help in rescuing hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution.

November 28, 2012

Pope Counsels Parents to Share Faith With Joy, Dialogue

Parents are ‘the first messengers of God,’ the Holy Father says, and the family is ‘the first school to communicate the faith to new generations.’

November 28, 2012

Leader of Anglican Ordinariate Recalls Joy of First Year

Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, the shepherd of the new Anglican communities that are coming into the Catholic Church, says the past months have been showered with blessings.

November 19, 2012

Bono Thanks Vatican for Helping With Debt Forgiveness

Without Pope John Paul II’s intervention, the rock star says, the international debts of impoverished nations wouldn’t have been canceled.

November 16, 2012

Jerusalem Bishop Regrets New Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Amid renewed military action between Israel and the Gaza Strip, a bishop from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is deploring the 'vicious circle of violence.'

November 16, 2012

Should the Church Preemptively Withdraw From the Civil Marriage Business?

November 15, 2012

Pope Creates Academy to Promote Knowledge of Latin

Holy Father launches new Pontifical Academy for Latin to help priests and academics deepen their knowledge and ability with the language.

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