Catholic Church

January 30, 2014

Soap-Opera Economics

COMMENTARY: Why the idea of concrete love is useful to understanding Church teaching about the economy.

December 11, 2013

SSPX and the Church Dialogue in Limbo

Relations with the traditionalist society, which is outside full communion with the Church, have deteriorated since mid-2012, but hope remains for full reconciliation.

November 26, 2013

‘Evangelii Gaudium’: The Joy of the Missionary Disciple

Register commentary on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation.

November 26, 2013

Begin a ‘New Chapter’ of Joyful Evangelization, Pope Francis Encourages

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation to all the Christian faithful addresses a wide array of evangelical challenges and invites them to renew their joy in Christ.

November 14, 2013

U.S. Bishops’ New Leaders Commit to Battle the ‘Culture of Indifference’

President-elect Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said immigration, defense of marriage and religious freedom and protection of human life are all part of the Church’s response to society’s threats against human dignity.

November 12, 2013

Pope Francis: Entrust Yourself to the Loving Hands That Formed You

People must choose to face death ‘belonging to the devil’ or entrusting themselves to the loving hands of God, the Pope said.

October 30, 2013

Peru Cardinal: Pray to the Lord of Miracles to Save the Family From the World

Cardinal Cipriani told families to create love and joy in their homes in order to spread God’s love to others.

October 23, 2013

Catholics Save Lives, Aid Recovery from India's Devastating Cyclone

Disaster preparedness saved countless lives, but Cyclone Phailin left behind a trail of destruction and lost livelihoods.

October 18, 2013

Introducing Dot-Catholic. Well, Almost.

October 16, 2013

Historian: Catholic Church Played Pivotal Role in Rescue of Roman Jews

A new book contends that the Church was the ‘only organizing force’ committed to saving Jews in Rome during World War II.

October 3, 2013

Council of Cardinals Recommends Extensive Vatican Shake-Up

The international group of eight cardinals advising the Holy Father on reform believes a broad decentralization of Church governance is required.

September 30, 2013

It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized April 27

According to the Vatican decree: “Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II will be enrolled among the saints on April 27, 2014, the Second Sunday of Easter, of the Divine Mercy.”

September 27, 2013

Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood Gives Egyptʼs Christians Hope for Future

A Sept. 23 court order banning the Islamist group and ordering its assets confiscated is good news for religious minorities, according to Christian spokesmen.

September 13, 2013

New Shepherd in Connecticut: 'Witness Is the Most Powerful Vehicle for Conversion'

Bishop Frank Caggiano will be installed as bishop of Bridgeport on Sept. 19.

September 6, 2013

The Bell Tolls One Last Chance for St. Ann’s Church

Slated for demolition, a 19th-century neo-Gothic church gets an 11th-hour reprieve, but time is running out to find a new buyer.

September 3, 2013

Report: Pope Francis Says John Paul II to Be Canonized April 27

The Vatican has yet to confirm this date, which will likely include the canonization of Pope John XXIII. The papal spokesman says the official announcement will be made after the Sept. 30 consistory.

September 2, 2013

Theirs Is the Kingdom of Heaven

Father Joseph Uhen’s Santisimo Sacramento parish in Peru attracts Super Bowl coach Jim Harbaugh and many others, and leaves them forever changed.

August 30, 2013

Bishop Morlino Highlights Link Between Religious Liberty and Natural Law

‘Catholics don’t observe the natural law because we’re Catholic; Catholics observe the natural law because it is true,’ the shepherd of Madison, Wis., said.

August 30, 2013

Vietnam War Hero and U.S. Military Chaplain Father Vincent Capodanno Remembered

COMMENTARY

August 30, 2013

Pope Francis Tells Augustinian Order to Be ʻRestlessʼ in Love

The Holy Father asks them to imitate St. Augustineʼs zeal to never cease ʻevangelizing with courage, without fear.ʼ

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