Catholic Faith

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.

May 15, 2014

A Christian Without a Church Is Purely Idealistic, Pope Francis Says

The Holy Father told pilgrims May 15 that a member of the Body of Christ without a history, a nation or the Church ‘is incomprehensible.’

May 14, 2014

EWTN Earns Gabriel Award as Religious TV Station of the Year

The network also received a Gabriel Award for a segment on its news program, EWTN News Nightly.

May 14, 2014

World Day of Families '15: 'Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive'

Archbishop Charles Chaput of the host city Philadelphia announced the theme at a press conference May 13.

May 14, 2014

Students Inspired by St. John Paul II to Revitalize College Town

Franciscan University students help their adopted hometown in Ohio and inspire University of Notre Dame students in Indiana.

May 14, 2014

Pope Francis Says Fortitude Not Just for Extraordinary Circumstances

The Holy Father continued his catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit at his general audience May 14.

May 13, 2014

Pope Warns Against Closed-Mindedness of ‘Intellectual Aristocracy’

Docility to the Holy Spirit gave the first Christians the ability to spread the Good News, the Pope said during his homily Tuesday.

May 13, 2014

Catholics Answer 'Black Mass' With Prayers of Reparation

Harvard canceled the event one hour prior to its start as people of goodwill gathered for prayers and support.

May 13, 2014

Melkite Patriarch on a Mission for Peace in Syria

Patriarch Gregorius III gives the Register an inside look at the devastating conflict in Syria and makes his case for why the Church can be the vehicle for a genuine and lasting peace in the war-ravaged country.

May 13, 2014

Bipartisan Effort to Support Persecuted Christians Launched

The initiative also urged for supporters to take action on behalf of Christians facing persecution in the Middle East.

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