Catholic Church

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.

October 9, 2012

CARA Study Finds Abundance of Potential Priests and Sisters

Released today, the study's statistics show that 600,000 never-married Catholics are serious about religious vocations.

October 2, 2012

Archbishop Gerhard Müller: 'The Church Is Not a Fortress'

In an exclusive two-part interview with the Register, the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discusses his new job and highlights the Church’s positive message of hope.

September 21, 2012

Bishop Vann to Lead Fastest-Growing U.S. Diocese

Pope Benedict named the Fort Worth, Texas, shepherd to succeed Bishop Tod Brown.

September 20, 2012

Cardinal Dolan Talks Catholicism, Humor With Stephen Colbert at Fordham

G.K. Chesterton famously said, “It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it." The archbishop and the television comedian put that saying into practice at Fordham University.

September 18, 2012

Key Participants for New Evangelization Synod Announced

September 13, 2012

Who Speaks for the Catholic Church?

Multiplicity of ‘Catholic’ voices at the Democratic National Convention highlights and exploits confusion among the faithful about who defines Church teaching.

August 31, 2012

Religious People Donate More to Church and Charity

New study looks into America’s great generosity divide.

August 21, 2012

Catholic Education, Stewardship Thriving in Wichita

The Gospel call to stewardship has served as a blueprint for success for the diocese for more than 40 years.

August 20, 2012

Maine Referendum Will Present Another Challenge to Marriage

The Portland Diocese promotes the bishop’s letter as residents debate same-sex 'marriage.'

August 17, 2012

Look to the Real Superheroes

OPINION

August 13, 2012

Catholic University Looks East

Ukrainian Father Mark Morozowich is the first Eastern Catholic to lead CUA’s School of Theology.

July 31, 2012

Cross the Crux of Steubenville Showdown With Atheist Group

The Town Council will meet tonight to continue debate over the city logo that includes the Franciscan University cross.

July 16, 2012

Melinda Gates and Her Extreme Makeover Population Control

The wife of billionaire Bill Gates launches a concerted campaign against Catholic teaching on contraception.

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