Catholic Faith

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.’

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?

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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

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