Catholic Faith

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.

November 19, 2013

Latest Vatican Reform Has Scores of Priests Returning to Their Dioceses

At least 30 priests are expected to resume diocesan ministry after their service at the Vatican, according to sources.

November 19, 2013

U.S. Officially Designates Boko Haram as Terrorist Group

According to reports, the Nigeria-based Islamic group has been responsible for the deaths of an estimated 2,800 people.

November 19, 2013

Students for Life of America’s Planned Parenthood Project Creates Dialogue

Pro-life groups on college campuses take a stand for life.

November 18, 2013

Fear of the Lord: The Beginning of Wisdom

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

November 13, 2013

Vatican Secretary of State Expected in Office Nov. 16

Archbishop Pietro Parolin has been ill since Pope Francis appointed him Aug. 31 to succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

November 13, 2013

U.S. Bishops to Address Pornography’s ‘Serious Challenges’

Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y., cites statistics that show that the material is ‘a significant factor’ in nearly 60% of divorces.

November 12, 2013

Pope Francis: Entrust Yourself to the Loving Hands That Formed You

People must choose to face death ‘belonging to the devil’ or entrusting themselves to the loving hands of God, the Pope said.

November 8, 2013

Marco Roncalli on His Great-Uncle, Blessed John XXIII

The great-nephew of the soon-to-be canonized pope will publish a new book on his famous relative, in time for the April 27 ceremony in Rome.

November 1, 2013

Mysteriously Moved by Sacred Music

How did an electric-guitar player in a garage band become a chant instructor at a seminary?

October 30, 2013

Pope Francis Hits 10 Million Twitter Followers

Although President Barack Obama still has more followers on the popular social-media site, the Holy Father’s tweets show a much wider reach.

October 30, 2013

Peru Cardinal: Pray to the Lord of Miracles to Save the Family From the World

Cardinal Cipriani told families to create love and joy in their homes in order to spread God’s love to others.

October 30, 2013

Thomas Aquinas College’s Ronald McArthur (1924-2013)

COMMENTARY: The spiritual and professional reverberations of the founding president’s lifework are incalculable.

October 25, 2013

Catholic Athletes for Christ Stresses the Mind-Body-Soul Link

Group immerses athletes, young and old, in ‘running the race marked out for us.’

October 25, 2013

German Bishop Takes Leave While Diocesan Audit Is Conducted

Media reports have criticized the expense of a remodeling and building project that was authorized by the previous bishop of Limburg.

October 23, 2013

Secretary Recalls Final Months of Benedict XVI’s Pontificate

Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s wide-ranging interview included ‘Vatileaks’ and the pope emeritus’ relationship with his successor.

October 23, 2013

Obamacare Threatens to Hit Many Families’ Pocketbooks

Couples face a financial marriage penalty when it comes to subsidies, according to critics, and the law’s good intentions have made obtaining full-time work harder for many.

October 23, 2013

Catholics Save Lives, Aid Recovery from India's Devastating Cyclone

Disaster preparedness saved countless lives, but Cyclone Phailin left behind a trail of destruction and lost livelihoods.

October 22, 2013

Beatifed Religious Sister’s Niece Recounts How Her Aunt Saved Her Life

Servant of Mary Josefa Martinez was one of 522 martyrs declared ‘blessed’ by the Church Oct. 13.

October 21, 2013

Modern Slave Trade Has Many Faces, Human-Rights Authority Says

The newly issued Global Slavery Index shows that more than 75% of the world’s human trafficking occurs in 10 countries, with Mauritania the worst.

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