Catholic Faith

June 4, 2014

Gift of Piety Fosters Fraternal Solidarity, Pope Says

The Holy Father continues his catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

June 3, 2014

Vatican Candlelight Vigil Honors Mary’s Faith and Example

Cardinal Angelo Comastri led hundreds of pilgrims in prayer to close a month dedicated to the Blessed Mother.

June 2, 2014

Remember Suffering Syrians, Relief Agency's Leader Urges

Catholic Relief Services CEO Carolyn Woo told a Vatican assembly that there ‘is no end in sight at this point’ to the crisis in the Middle-Eastern country.

May 31, 2014

Clothe the Naked: Acknowledging the Need for Human Dignity

Connecting the Dots: A Register Series on the Corporal Works of Mercy

May 29, 2014

Pope Francis’ Pilgrimage Focused on Human Plight, Not Political Negotiations

COMMENTARY: During his just-concluded Holy Land voyage, the Holy Father sought to restore dignity to the marginalized.

May 29, 2014

Author Discusses ‘The Vatican According to Francis’

Massimo Franco contends the Holy Father is more orthodox than many of his critics believe.

May 29, 2014

European Commission Rejects Pro-Life Citizens’ Initiative

The international coalition known as One of Us sought to ban funding of research that destroys human embryos.

May 28, 2014

Overcoming Boko Haram in Africa

The Nigerian government, taken to task over its handling of the abductions of more than 200 girls, enlists the aid of the international community.

May 28, 2014

India Archdiocese Launches Suicide-Prevention Help Line

The suicide rate in Goa is 25% above the national average, according to the India Crime Records Bureau.

May 28, 2014

Religious Tensions Subside Amid Balkan Floods

'Adversity brings people together,' said Father Simo Marsic of the concerted response to the natural disaster that has claimed the lives of at least 40 people.

May 27, 2014

Pope Francis Reflects on His Holy Land Voyage

In a wide-ranging press conference on his flight home, the Pope also discussed clerical sex abuse, the upcoming synod, Vatican finances and Pope Pius XII’s cause for canonization.

May 26, 2014

Meeting Pope Francis Is a Sign of the Early Church, Seminarian Says

Deacon Deacon Bernard Poggi, who is studying at the seminary of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land is also a sign of hope.

May 25, 2014

Pope Francis Shows Solidarity With Palestinians

The Holy Father stopped to pray at Israel’s security wall in route to Bethlehem’s Manger Square, while an estimated 10,000 Palestinian Christians joined him for Sunday’s Mass.

May 22, 2014

Archbishop Gänswein: European Governments Ignore Attacks on Christians

The prefect of the papal household said that a ‘militant secularity’ has developed in Europe, one which aims to silence Christians and marginalize religion.

May 22, 2014

Situation ‘Dire’ in Central African Republic

Nearly a quarter of the country’s population has been displaced due to political and military instability.

May 21, 2014

Ordination Stats Reflect Greater Need for Latino Representation

As the Hispanic Catholic population increases in the United States, so will the need for priests to minister to their community, Bishop Michael Burbidge says.

May 19, 2014

Pro-Marriage Club Denied Official Status at Notre Dame

A spokesman for the university says Students for Child Oriented Policy mirrors other clubs on campus, but a prominent law professor contends that the university is ignorant of the organization’s stated mission.

May 19, 2014

Archbishop to U.N.: Family Must Be Renewed, Not Broken Down

The head of the Pontifical Council for the Family spoke at the headquarters of the United Nations on the International Day of Families.

May 16, 2014

Christians and Muslims United in Nigeria, Says Bishop

Prayers for the safe return of the kidnapped schoolgirls abound in the country.

May 16, 2014

The Columbia Tales: An Old World Pilgrimage Thrives in D.C.

For the past seven years, two private Catholic schools have taken a journey with Our Lady Most Pure around the nation’s capital.

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