Catholic Faith

December 3, 2012

Dramatization of St. Anthony’s Life Inaugurates Year of Faith in India

With assistance from a world-record-size cast of actors, a porter in a local rice market stages an epic play at a soccer stadium in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

November 30, 2012

Poll: Catholics Strongly Support New Mass Translation After First Year

Seventy percent of U.S. Catholics view the changes in a positive light, according to a September 2012 CARA survey.

November 30, 2012

A Fisherman’s Feast

St. Louis priest Father Joe Classen’s Alaskan wildlife adventures are now a pastoral mission.

November 29, 2012

Artist Praises Family as He Receives Vatican Award

The father of six says that if he has a masterpiece, ‘it would for sure be my family.’

November 29, 2012

Interfaith Leaders: Dialogue Helps Overcome Secularism

Dialogue between faiths ‘can serve our nation and the world in ways that professional diplomats cannot,’ said auxiliary Bishop Barry Knestout of Washington.

November 27, 2012

Praying for the Dead: Duty and Privilege

A daughter prays for the repose of her mother’s soul every day — and for all of the holy souls, especially in November, the month dedicated to the holy souls.

November 20, 2012

Vatican Dismisses Maryknoll Priest From Order

After repeatedly spurning Church attempts to encourage reconciliation, Roy Bourgeois has been dispensed canonically from the priesthood and religious life.

November 15, 2012

U.S. Bishops: Homilies Should Invite Catholics to Conversion

Every homily should center on Jesus, they stress in a new document on preaching.

November 14, 2012

Vatican Conference to Examine Catholic Identity in Health Care

Participating Church leaders and health-care professionals will focus on sanctity-of-life issues and compassionate and palliative care.

November 13, 2012

Bishops to Consider Sainthood Cause of Dorothy Day

In 2000, Cardinal John O’Connor, then-archbishop of New York, submitted Day’s cause for canonization to the Vatican. At that time she was given the title 'Servant of God.' That title indicates that her cause is under investigation, and should the Vatican announce Day lived a life of heroic virtue, she will then be called 'Venerable.'

November 13, 2012

Papal Nuncio: Catholic Division Undermines Religious Freedom

Persecution of Catholics is facilitated by internal dissent, Archbishop Carlo Vigano stresses in a speech at the University of Notre Dame.

November 13, 2012

O Radiant Dawn - Preparing for Advent

November 12, 2012

Post-Election Game Plan for the HHS Mandate

Questions and answers with Richard Doerflinger of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

November 1, 2012

Democracy: Dying From Within?

OPINION: The core values of personal freedom and equality have been narrowed to the point that they are now vices.

October 31, 2012

Road Map for the New Evangelization

In its final document, the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization calls for a Church commission to protect religious liberty.

October 31, 2012

North Dakota Bishop Stands by Pastoral Letter on Election

His call to vote in accordance with a properly formed conscience wasn’t directed against specific candidates, Bishop Kagan explains.

October 30, 2012

Bishops Call Attack on Nigerian Parish 'Barbarous'

Suicide bomber kills seven others after detonating his vehicle at a church during Mass.

October 24, 2012

Lourdes Cleans Up Following Torrential Rains

The flooded Marian shrine is almost deserted of visitors, except for a group of determined Hawaiian pilgrims.

October 22, 2012

American Priest Celebrates Receiving Ratzinger Award in Rome

Like the Pope, Jesuit Father Brian Daley has a profound knowledge of the early Church Fathers.

October 22, 2012

Acknowledging St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s Life of Holiness

The executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Black and Indian Mission Office discusses the ‘Lily of the Mohawks,' who was canonized Oct. 21.

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