Catholic Church

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

August 21, 2013

Report: Benedict XVI Resigned After ‘Mystical Experience’

The pope emeritus reportedly disclosed God has planted the ‘absolute desire’ in his heart ‘to remain alone with him, secluded in prayer.’

August 14, 2013

Catholic Education Success Story

St. John the Evangelist School in Tucson, Ariz., refocuses its mission and flourishes.

August 9, 2013

Pope Francis' Summer Break Includes Impromptu Visits to Vatican Workers

The Holy Father is also forming his plan for Curial reform, according to a Vatican source.

August 9, 2013

Flawed Legal Theory Behind Vatican Sex-Abuse Suits, Lawyer Says

Efforts to sue the Vatican claim Holy See controls all priests, receives information about all priests’ activities and makes ‘specific decisions’ about their placement.

August 7, 2013

Rising Number of Aging Permanent Deacons Poses Challenge for Bishops

U.S. Catholic bishops buoyed by the statistics express concern over the number of deacons close to retirement.

July 8, 2013

'Lumen Fidei': Guidance for an Increasingly Irreligious World

In a clear, profound and beautiful way, the new encyclical explains why faith in God remains the only authentic way to make sense of life.

July 5, 2013

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

Pope Francis approves decree on the second miracle attributed to John Paul’s intercession, and in an unusual move, he approves a ‘favorable vote’ for John XXIII’s sainthood.

July 3, 2013

Milwaukee Archbishop Releases Abuse Documentation

Archbishop Jerome Listecki hopes the documents will aid abuse survivors and families in understanding the past and reviewing the present.

June 28, 2013

Traditionalists Indicate Definitive Break With Catholic Church

The Lefebvrist bishops announced that the dialogue with the Vatican is over.

June 27, 2013

Cardinal Bars Dissident Priest From Speaking on Archdiocesan Property

The archdiocese would not allow a visiting priest to speak at a Catholic parish because the subjects of the talk are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

June 13, 2013

Report Finds Catholic Population Growing in South Korea

The report, prepared by the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, states that there was an increase of 1.6% of Catholics in the past year.

June 12, 2013

Scottish Adoption Agency Celebrates Despite Closure Threat

St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society is in danger of closing due to its policy of placing children only with a married mother and father.

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