Catholic Faith

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.

December 10, 2012

Christmas Is More Than a Party, Pope Explains

The Holy Father suggests Catholics prepare for Christmas amid a consumerist society by listening to the voice of John the Baptist.

December 9, 2012

Salvation: The Bait and Switch

December 7, 2012

Stand for Catholic Identity Pits University of San Diego President Against Faculty

After President Mary Lyons disinvites a dissenting British theologian, some faculty collectively rebuke her for ‘compromising campus academic freedom.’

December 6, 2012

Remembering Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck

Even before the musician ‘joined the Catholic Church’ in 1980, faith imbued his work.

December 6, 2012

Pope to Bishops: Keep Church Charities Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI’s new motu proprio affirms the importance of Catholic charities and outlines the stewardship responsibilities of bishops.

December 3, 2012

Parishes in Queens Remain Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Catholics display faith and generosity as they struggle to get through the storm’s devastating aftermath.

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.

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