Catholic Faith

August 17, 2014

Pope to Asian Youth: The Church Needs Your Witness

The Holy Father told attendees of the the Sixth Asian Youth Conference, ‘Let Christ turn your natural optimism into Christian hope, your energy into moral virtue, your goodwill into genuine self-sacrificing love.’

August 12, 2014

Report: Planned Parenthood May Defraud U.S. Taxpayers

Alliance Defending Freedom’s third annual audit suggested that Planned Parenthood practices ‘resulted in losses to the American taxpayer of more than $115 million’ from health-care funding programs.

August 11, 2014

Pope Francis to Visit Korean Cemetery for Aborted Babies

The cemetery is behind he Kkttongnae Home, a homeless shelter established in 1976 by Father John Oh, the founder of the Kkottongnae Brothers and Sisters of Jesus.

August 8, 2014

Refugees Fleeing Violence Deserve Care, U.S. Bishops Emphasize

Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle said, ‘As a leader in human-rights protection around the world,’ the United States often instructs ‘other nations to receive refugees or protect human rights. Yet when child refugees appear on our own border, we struggle to respond in a humane way.’

August 8, 2014

Prayers Urged as Black Mass Organizer Claims Consecrated Host

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City criticizes civic leaders for allowing the event ‘as if it were merely some sort of dark entertainment.’

August 1, 2014

Pope Joins Jesuits for Dinner on Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

The surprise visit was the result of a 'last-minute request' by the Holy Father.

August 1, 2014

Ushering in a New Era of the Priesthood

Former Catholic Answers Live host brings Vocation Boom to television.

August 1, 2014

Massachusetts Enacts Temporary Buffer-Zone Law in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

While peaceful pro-life activism could be unimpeded by the new law, concern exists that it may not be fairly enforced.

July 31, 2014

Expecting the Unexpected in the NFL

Houston Texans’ lineman Alex Kupper, a surprise to make the team in 2013, now aims to make the 2014 squad.

July 31, 2014

The Great War and Pope Benedict XV

Church historian discusses the papacy, political climate at the time of ‘the war to end all wars.’

July 30, 2014

Prayer Vigils in U.S. Mark Desperate Plight of Iraqi Christians

Chaldean Bishop: ‘We want the U.S. to weep with us, but it is not paying attention.’

July 30, 2014

Global Religious-Freedom Report Falls Short, Critics Contend

Robert George, vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said, ‘The world is not a great place at the moment for religious liberty, and we need to be doing something.’

July 29, 2014

U.S. Farmers and Business Leaders Share Expertise and Insight in East Africa

Catholic Relief Services is in its first year of administering USAID’s Farmer to Farmer program in the region.

July 28, 2014

Evangelicals Praise Pope Francis’ Promotion of the Gospel

As Pope Francis makes a historic visit to a Pentecostal church in Italy, U.S. evangelicals reflect on the Pope’s challenge to all Christians to have an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.

July 25, 2014

From Rome to Santiago de Compostela With Love

Augustin Peña Gago calls his pilgrimage Il Mio Camino.

July 25, 2014

Federal Judge Strikes Down Colo. Marriage-Defense Amendment

The state’s bishops urge Catholics in Colorado to defend marriage in the face of this ‘emotional arrangement.’

July 24, 2014

Iraq’s Christians: Robbed, Abandoned and Desperate to Survive

The situation for Iraq’s Christians grows more desperate, as Chaldean Catholics in the U.S. plead with the Church to take notice and raise its voice.

July 24, 2014

Church Response to Refugees Is Part of the Pro-Life Call, Bishop Says

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh said, ‘Being pro-life requires we protect and care for vulnerable persons from conception to natural death.’

July 23, 2014

Black Mass OK in OKC?

According to Oklahoma City officials, they can’t intercede to stop the Sept. 21 event because doing so would violate the First Amendment rights of the event’s Satanist organizers.

July 23, 2014

Criminalizing the Buying of Sex in Canada

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