Catholic Faith

February 6, 2013

European Archbishops Warn of Increasingly Harsh Attacks on the Church

The head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says media criticisms are provoking ‘artificially generated anger’ that sometimes is suggestive of ‘a pogrom atmosphere.'

February 6, 2013

States Block Insurance Abortion Coverage as Reality of HHS Mandate Grows

And more states will follow, says the staff counsel for Americans United for Life.

January 31, 2013

Vatican Archbishop Calls for Courage in Face of Secularization

'In order to present the Gospel as a force that gives life, we need to emphasize the intellectual and rational nature of the faith,' said Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

January 29, 2013

Pope Appoints New Leader for Portland Archdiocese

Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette, Mich., will shepherd the Oregon archdiocese, which is the second oldest in the United States.

January 23, 2013

Desire for Freedom Celebrated, Pondered at ‘New York Encounter’

Communion and Liberation’s annual event in the Big Apple showcases the experience of freedom in the arts, politics, business and faith.

January 10, 2013

California Monks Build New Chapel With Medieval Stones

After languishing in Golden Gate Park for more than 60 years, stones reclaimed from Spain’s Santa Maria de Ovila monastery come into service again at a contemporary Cistercian abbey.

January 9, 2013

Pro-Adoption Ad Campaign Reaches Women Nationwide

The campaign aired 45 spots over a four-week period on the Oxygen Network during the reality TV show ‘I’m Having Their Baby.’

January 4, 2013

U.K. Anglican Ordinariate Given ‘Beautiful’ London Parish

Previously, the parish has hosted biweekly ‘Soho Masses’ for the attendance of ‘gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered’ Catholics.

December 31, 2012

Pope Benedict’s Momentous 2012

In the seventh year of his pontificate, the Holy Father is as vital as ever.

December 21, 2012

Lost Fathers, Lost Children

December 21, 2012

Remembering Judge Bork (1927-2012)

COMMENTARY: An Ave Maria colleague recalls Robert Bork's impact in the classroom.

December 20, 2012

Filipino Church Vows Continued Opposition to ‘Reproductive Health’ Bill

Despite determined resistance from Catholic leaders, Philippine lawmakers passed legislation Dec. 17 promoting contraception for poor people.

December 13, 2012

Father James Schall’s ‘Final Gladness’

With a nod to Belloc, the respected theologian retires with a parting lecture that focuses on friendship.

December 11, 2012

Wyoming Catholic College Dismisses Chaplain

Decision follows allegations of improper behavior with students.

December 11, 2012

Supreme Court Set to Hear Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases

Both sides in the struggle over the legal definition of marriage are enthusiastic about their courtroom prospects, but the high court could steer clear of passing definitive judgment on the issue.

December 11, 2012

The Two Threats to Christmas

December 11, 2012

New Project Allows Members of Congress to Adopt Conscience Prisoners

‘We must shine a light on these prisoners of conscience until they are free,’ said Katrina Lantos Swett, who chairs the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

December 11, 2012

Include Mary in Advent Season, Archbishop Gomez Says

The archbishop of Los Angeles highlights the connection between December’s two major Marian holy days, the Dec. 8 feast of the Immaculate Conception and the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

December 11, 2012

U.K. Catholics Decry Prime Minister’s Call for Same-Sex 'Weddings' in Churches

Bishop Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth warns that this would 'strangle the religious freedom of the Catholic Church in Britain to conduct its mission.'

December 10, 2012

U.S. Bishops Recommend '10 Prayers for the Year of Faith'

Catholic prayers, old and new, are offered by the USCCB.

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