Catholic Church

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.

November 14, 2012

Election Reflects Need to Better Present Marriage Beliefs

Cardinal Dolan: 'Our role, our sacred responsibility is to defend marriage from anything — anything — that would dilute it from what nature intends and what the God of nature intends.'

November 13, 2012

Pope Benedict Brings Joy to ‘Peers’ at Elderly Home

Holy Father: 'In every age, we must be able to detect the presence and blessing of the Lord and the treasures it contains. Do not ever be imprisoned by sadness! We have received the gift of a long life. In our face, there is always the joy of feeling loved by God and never sadness.'

November 12, 2012

Bishop Justin Welby Chosen to Lead Anglican Communion

Catholic leaders welcome the British government’s selection of the former oil executive to succeed retiring Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

October 22, 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury Pushes for Universal Anglican Acceptance of Women Bishops

Archbishop Rowan Williams, leaving office in December, wants the measure passed at next month’s General Synod.

October 19, 2012

Synod Fathers Calling for ‘a New Pentecost,’ Says Cardinal Wuerl

The Washington archbishop serves as a general relator to the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization, which continues through Oct. 28 at the Vatican.

October 18, 2012

Pope Sending Cardinal Dolan on Peace Mission to Syria

He will serve on a Vatican delegation that will travel next week to the war-ravaged country.

October 10, 2012

Pope 'Working Harder Than Anyone' at Synod Sessions

Pope Benedict XVI opened the first working session of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization Oct. 9 by closely following the proceedings and issuing a call for a 'renewed evangelical dynamism' in the Church.

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