Catholic Faith

August 12, 2013

Charles LiMandri: Lawyer on the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

The counselor who defended the Proposition 8 petition drive and the Mount Soledad Cross case in court takes the helm of his own firm.

August 9, 2013

Mercy and Love Central to Church Teaching on Abortion, Says Project Rachel Founder

Vicki Thorn said Pope Francis is following the ʻstep-by-step' approach taken by Blessed John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

August 9, 2013

U.S. Ambassador Demands Investigation Into Catholic Cuban Dissident's Death

A chorus of voices have demanded an independent investigation into the 2012 vehicle crash that killed Cuba's leading dissident voice against the Castro government.

August 9, 2013

Flawed Legal Theory Behind Vatican Sex-Abuse Suits, Lawyer Says

Efforts to sue the Vatican claim Holy See controls all priests, receives information about all priests’ activities and makes ‘specific decisions’ about their placement.

August 9, 2013

Before Pope Francisʼ Election, Conclave Warned of Europeʼs Dying Faith

Cardinal Prospero Grech told cardinals the conclave was both a ‘strong moment of grace’ and ‘the maximum responsibility.’

August 9, 2013

Sainthood on the Horizon for G.K. Chesterton?

An investigation has begun into whether to open the cause for canonization of the English writer and convert.

August 8, 2013

Abortion Polls Test the Conscience of a Church

Pro-life outreach in parishes and colleges and to Hispanics may prove decisive toward a Catholic culture of life.

August 8, 2013

Pope Francis Issues Motu Proprio on Vatican Finances

‘For the Prevention and Countering of Money Laundering, the Financing of Terrorism and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction,’ issued Aug. 8, strengthens the Holy See’s supervisory powers.

August 8, 2013

Priests Race to Scene of Deadly Argentina Explosion

The archbishop of Rosario has urged Catholics to show solidarity by offering their prayers and support for the suffering city.

August 8, 2013

Steppe Sisters: Consolata Missionaries Celebrate 10 Years in Mongolia

The missionary order is fulfilling a 700-year-old request from Kublai Khan to evangelize the Mongol people.

August 7, 2013

Pope Francis Calls for Courageous Christians to Work in World Missions

‘The men and women of our time need the secure light ... that only the encounter with Christ can give,’ the Holy Father said.

August 7, 2013

Rising Number of Aging Permanent Deacons Poses Challenge for Bishops

U.S. Catholic bishops buoyed by the statistics express concern over the number of deacons close to retirement.

August 6, 2013

Archbishop Gomez: U.S. Catholics Would Do Well to Honor Missionaries’ Legacy

The shepherd of Los Angeles addresses bringing the Gospel to the current culture, immigration reform and priestly formation.

August 6, 2013

The Singing Nuns: Dominican Sisters to Release 'Mater Eucharistiae'

The sisters’ songs of Marian devotion will be released Aug. 13 by De Montfort Music.

August 5, 2013

Hunger Strike Protests Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

California’s Catholic bishops have requested that state leaders investigate the alleged overuse of such detentions by prison officials.

August 5, 2013

U.S. Senate Approves Ex-Catholic Relief Services Chief to Vatican Ambassador Post

Ken Hackett says he believes U.S. government and the Holy See can ‘really make a difference’ by working together on shared priorities.

August 5, 2013

Mission Accomplished: Iwo Jima Veteran Who Became a Franciscan Missionary Comes Home

At the age of 91, Father Bede Fitzpatrick is retiring after 55 years of priestly service in Japan.

August 2, 2013

A Francis-can World Youth Day

The Holy Father’s pastoral passion energizes millions of Catholics in Rio de Janeiro and beyond.

August 1, 2013

Meet the Bold ‘New Feminists’

Modern women proclaim the ‘feminine genius’ — and stand up for true freedom and happiness.

July 30, 2013

False Teachings on Prayer – Getting to the Root of the Problem

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