Catholic Faith

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.

December 4, 2013

Catholic Refugees in Balkans Deserve Justice, Bishop Says

In the Bosnian Serb Republic, the Catholic population has fallen from 220,000 to 11,500 since the Yugoslav wars ended in the 1990s.

December 4, 2013

Harvesting Fruits of the Year of Faith

The bishops of Shrewsbury and Portsmouth, England, are building on the just-concluded jubilee in 2014.

December 3, 2013

Argentina Lawmakers Recommend Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize

The resolution, overwhelmingly approved in the House of Representatives, now goes to the Senate for ratification.

December 2, 2013

Pope Francis Expresses Hope for Catholic-Orthodox Unity

In a letter to Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy Father says ‘God … has taught us throughout these years to regard one another as members of the same family.’

December 2, 2013

Pope Francis: Use Well-Formed Intelligence to Understand Signs of the Times

Our conscience is a great gift from God, he said, but not a weak conscience, formed by the world.

November 27, 2013

Pope Francis Cautions Against ‘Trivialized’ Vision of Death Without Hope

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

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 26, 2013

Project Rachel Founder ‘Delighted’ With New ’Bishops’ Staff Position

Vicki Thorn said the decision to create a full-time staff person to work with post-abortion healing ministries heeds the merciful vision of Popes Benedict and Francis.

November 26, 2013

Pope Francis Backs Male Priesthood, Urges ‘Feminine Genius’ in the Church

The Holy Father said the male priesthood is not ‘open to discussion,’ but explained the need for a ‘more incisive female presence’ in the Church’s life.

November 22, 2013

John F. Kennedy and C.S. Lewis: Where Are They Now?

COMMENTARY

November 22, 2013

Scalfari Confesses: Pope’s Words in Interview May Not Have Been His Own

The author of the controversial Pope Francis interview in La Repubblica said he wrote the Pope’s answers ‘with my own words.’

November 22, 2013

Pope Francis' Phone Call Surprises School Teacher and Students

The Holy Father called the teacher who had sent him photos of children who died from cancer due to the Mafia dumping toxic waste.

November 21, 2013

JFK After 50 Years

COMMENTARY

November 21, 2013

Christmas Toy Drive for Schools Is Constitutional, Lawyer Contends

As the American Humanist Association cries foul, the senior legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom calls Operation Christmas Child one of many community-service projects to choose from.

November 21, 2013

Tour Roman Catacombs, Courtesy of Google Maps

The Internet’s largest search engine creates digital maps of the Catacomb of Priscilla and the Dino Companion.

November 20, 2013

South Sudan Bishops Praise National Progress, Urge Reforms

The bishops urged that a process of national reconciliation take place to heal the wounds left by decades of civil war.

November 20, 2013

Knights of Columbus' Pope Francis Documentary Now on DVD

The documentary delves into the background of the Holy Father from his days in Argentina.

November 20, 2013

Cardinal O’Malley: Cohabitation and Student Debt Threaten Marriage

The Boston archbishop pointed out that student debt is forcing young people to postpone not only marriage, but priestly and religious vocations as well.

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