Catholic Faith

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.

October 22, 2012

New American Saints Canonized in Rome

Sts. Kateri Tekakwitha and Marianne Cope are among the new saints proclaimed yesterday by Pope Benedict XVI.

October 19, 2012

Obama, Romney Trade Humorous Barbs at the Annual Al Smith Fundraiser

Religious freedom was mentioned — along with the good the Church does — amid the jokes on Oct. 18.

October 19, 2012

Synod Fathers Calling for ‘a New Pentecost,’ Says Cardinal Wuerl

The Washington archbishop serves as a general relator to the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization, which continues through Oct. 28 at the Vatican.

October 17, 2012

Rome Sabbatical Course Revised to Allow More U.S. Priests

Pontifical North American College program serves to re-energize its priestly participants.

October 12, 2012

The Calm Adult vs. the Petulant Scoffer

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