Catholic Faith

December 17, 2013

Vatican Secretary of State Encourages Diplomats to Work for Human Dignity

Archbishop Pietro Parolin met ambassadors accredited to the Holy See for the first time since officially assuming his post.

December 17, 2013

New App Could Revolutionize Pro-Life Prayer and Action

The Los Angeles Archdiocese and Options United have teamed up to produce a new app that can increase prayer support and visibility of pro-life work.

December 16, 2013

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Takes St. Francis’ Mission to Heart

San Francisco’s shepherd discusses the challenges and opportunities that go with being the bishop in a large multicultural region.

December 13, 2013

‘Am I Not Here Who Am Your Mother?’

Remembering Newtown and the Precious Lives Lost

December 11, 2013

Pope Francis: Final Judgment Brings Comfort, Despite Our Fears

The Holy Father says we help determine our own judgment by the way we live every day.

December 10, 2013

Pope Urges Egyptian Christians to ‘Be Strong; Do Not Fear!’

The Holy Father and the Coptic Catholic Patriarch celebrated Mass together, advocating peace and reconciliation in Egypt.

December 10, 2013

Vatican Launches Global Campaign to Fight ‘Scandal of Hunger’

Pope Francis threw his ‘full support’ behind the initiative at a Dec. 10 conference.

December 9, 2013

The Economic Message of Pope Francis’ ‘Evangelii Gaudium’

COMMENTARY

December 9, 2013

On Marian Feast, Pope Francis Prays for Desire for Holiness

The Holy Father marked the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with visits to the Piazza de Sapgna and the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

December 6, 2013

Amid Increased Persecution, Christianity Growing in ‘Global South’

A representative from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary estimated that one in five Christians currently live in countries where they are likely to be persecuted.

December 6, 2013

Asian Bishops Encourage Bible-Inspired Apostolates

‘Crossing the Borders: Renewed Biblical Apostolate’ is a seminar that is going on through Dec. 7 in the Thai city of Pattaya.

December 5, 2013

Legion of Christ Acknowledges Abuse Committed at Connecticut Seminary

The sexual abuse of a minor by Legionary Father William Izquierdo occurred while he served as instructor of novices in Cheshire, Conn., between 1982 and 1994.

December 5, 2013

Pope Francis: The ‘Seed of Eternity’ Has Been Planted in Our Hearts

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

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.’

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