Catholic Faith

January 9, 2014

Number of Christian Martyrs Increased Sharply in 2013

Two new surveys reveal the most dangerous areas for the world’s 2.2 billion adherents.

January 8, 2014

Biblical Baby Names Set to Make a Comeback in 2014

Names like Naomi and Caleb are on the rise, as part of what one expert describes as a return ‘to original values and traditions.’

January 8, 2014

Pope Francis: The Path of Humility Leads Christians to Jesus

The Holy Father said John the Apostle gives us a ‘simple’ method to determine which spirits come from God and which ones come from the Antichrist.

December 26, 2013

Fear of the Lord Confirms the Virtue of Hope

COMMENTARY: A Register series on the gifts of the Holy Spirit

December 26, 2013

Economist: Christianity Helps India’s ‘Untouchable’ Women Rise Up From Poverty

A Georgetown University researcher’s pilot study found positive improvements for India’s Dalit women after converting to Christianity.

December 26, 2013

A Look Back at Vatican Reporting With the Late ‘Dean of Vaticanisti’

Benny Lai had a long, successful career of covering the Vatican for 60 years.

December 17, 2013

Vatican Secretary of State Encourages Diplomats to Work for Human Dignity

Archbishop Pietro Parolin met ambassadors accredited to the Holy See for the first time since officially assuming his post.

December 17, 2013

New App Could Revolutionize Pro-Life Prayer and Action

The Los Angeles Archdiocese and Options United have teamed up to produce a new app that can increase prayer support and visibility of pro-life work.

December 16, 2013

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Takes St. Francis’ Mission to Heart

San Francisco’s shepherd discusses the challenges and opportunities that go with being the bishop in a large multicultural region.

December 13, 2013

‘Am I Not Here Who Am Your Mother?’

Remembering Newtown and the Precious Lives Lost

December 11, 2013

Pope Francis: Final Judgment Brings Comfort, Despite Our Fears

The Holy Father says we help determine our own judgment by the way we live every day.

December 10, 2013

Pope Urges Egyptian Christians to ‘Be Strong; Do Not Fear!’

The Holy Father and the Coptic Catholic Patriarch celebrated Mass together, advocating peace and reconciliation in Egypt.

December 10, 2013

Vatican Launches Global Campaign to Fight ‘Scandal of Hunger’

Pope Francis threw his ‘full support’ behind the initiative at a Dec. 10 conference.

December 9, 2013

The Economic Message of Pope Francis’ ‘Evangelii Gaudium’

COMMENTARY

December 9, 2013

On Marian Feast, Pope Francis Prays for Desire for Holiness

The Holy Father marked the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with visits to the Piazza de Sapgna and the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

December 6, 2013

Amid Increased Persecution, Christianity Growing in ‘Global South’

A representative from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary estimated that one in five Christians currently live in countries where they are likely to be persecuted.

December 6, 2013

Asian Bishops Encourage Bible-Inspired Apostolates

‘Crossing the Borders: Renewed Biblical Apostolate’ is a seminar that is going on through Dec. 7 in the Thai city of Pattaya.

December 5, 2013

Legion of Christ Acknowledges Abuse Committed at Connecticut Seminary

The sexual abuse of a minor by Legionary Father William Izquierdo occurred while he served as instructor of novices in Cheshire, Conn., between 1982 and 1994.

December 5, 2013

Pope Francis: The ‘Seed of Eternity’ Has Been Planted in Our Hearts

The Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Creed, discussing ‘the resurrection of the body.’

December 4, 2013

The Courage to Speak Publicly About Church Teachings on Sexuality

A talk about homosexuality at a New York City Catholic high school is postponed — but not canceled — after accusations of intolerance towards students with same-sex attraction.

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