Catholic Faith

May 12, 2014

Pope to Newly Ordained Priests: Blessed Are the Merciful

The Holy Father encouraged new clergy to follow the Good Shepherd on Sunday, May 11.

May 10, 2014

Pope Confirms Miracle Attributed to Paul VI's Intercession

NEWS ANALYSIS: The ceremony to formally refer to him as ‘Blessed’ will take place at the Vatican on Oct. 19.

May 9, 2014

We Are Sinners Seeking Holiness in the Church, Pope Francis Tells Massgoers

The Holy Father’s homily at Mass Friday touched on the need to grow in personal sanctity through the imitation of Christ.

May 9, 2014

Report Urges Better Parish Response to Latino Catholic Growth

New reports from Boston College/CARA and the Pew Research Center reflect the need for greater outreach.

May 7, 2014

Super Bowl-Winning Coach Makes the Most of Each Moment

The Baltimore Ravens’ John Harbaugh discusses his Catholic faith and football, on the eve of the NFL Draft.

May 6, 2014

March for Life in Rome Draws Thousands

The annual event, begun four years ago, is already having an effect on the culture in Italy and beyond, its founder says.

May 5, 2014

Cardinal Müller: LCWR Stands in ‘Open Provocation’ of Holy See

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a stern correction April 30.

May 1, 2014

Focus Welcomes Injunction Against Obamacare's Contraception Mandate

The vice president of the organization calls the court’s decision ‘the only constitutionally correct solution to this government-created problem.’

April 30, 2014

Midterm Elections Offer Another Opportunity for Formation

COMMENTARY: Catholics will once again grapple with ‘misguided appeals to conscience.’

April 30, 2014

Argentinian Religious Sister Heeds Pope’s Call, Heads to Syria

It is estimated that 6.5 million Syrian people have been internally displaced by the civil war.

April 29, 2014

Two Saints for ‘La Belle Province’

COMMENTARY: The intercession of Sister Marie of the Incarnation and Bishop François de Montmorency-Laval might just be what Quebec needs right now.

April 29, 2014

Poor Brazilian Parish Honors St. John Paul II

The parish of Notre Dame of Alagados will now be called Notre Dame of Alagados and of St. John Paul II, the first parish in the world named after the new saint.

April 29, 2014

Masses of Thanksgiving Offered for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II

The holiness of the new saints was the focus.

April 28, 2014

The Day of the Four Popes

April 28, 2014

Deacons Inspired by Saintly Papal Witness

One man from England noted that the four popes' involvement in the canonization Mass made a significant impression on him.

April 27, 2014

Archbishop Lori: Grace From Canonizations Will Strengthen Church’s Mission of Evangelization

Baltimore’s shepherd said he hopes ‘authentic renewal of the Church’ will spring from the Divine Mercy Sunday canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

April 26, 2014

Pope Francis: 'Matrimony Is a Lifelong Covenant of Love Between One Man and One Woman'

The Holy Father’s remarks came during an ad limina meeting April 25 with bishops from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

April 20-May 3, 2014 Issue

April 26, 2014

John Paul II: The Pope of Fair Love

Special Section: John Paul II & John XXIII: Papal Saints for the New Evangelization

April 25, 2014

Pope Francis Thanks Poland and Bergamo for the Gift of Two Saints

The Holy Father said their holiness continues to inspire the faithful today.

April 25, 2014

Rome Girds for the Canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II

Upwards of 1 million pilgrims are expected to attend canonization ceremonies.

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