Family Life, Bishops, Pope Francis

March 8, 2012

Dubuque's Bishop Hanus Reminds His Fellow Bishops to Imitate St. Peter

Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas bishops are in Rome for their ad limina apostolurum (to the threshold of the apostles) visit.

March 6, 2012

Archbishop John Nienstedt Talks About Crosses and Mother Mary With His Brother Bishops

Ad limina visit under way for the bishops of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota in Rome.

March 2, 2012

Cardinal Dolan Issues Letter Hinting at Legal Challenge

NEWS ANALYSIS: Church recalibrates after negotiations with White House stall and Blunt Amendment is defeated in the Senate.

March 2, 2012

How Catholics Voted on the Blunt Amendment

More on the March 1 vote.

March 2, 2012

State-Level Contraceptive Mandates Call for National Solution

Even if the HHS requirement disappeared, local problems would persist for bishops, faithful Catholics.

March 1, 2012

Archbishop Nienstedt Fights the Attempt to Redefine Marriage in Minnesota

The archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis discusses the true importance of God’s plan as a vote on the nature of marriage comes to a vote in November.

February 29, 2012

'We Are Crossing the Rubicon': House Tackles HHS Mandate Threat

Bishop Lori, legal and policy experts raise concerns; a representative of the Institute of Medicine defends the federal rule.

February 25, 2012

Cardinal Dolan on the Record

Saturday Book Pick: John Allen probes a new cardinal on his 'affirmative orthodoxy.'

February 13, 2012

Bishops Reject Obama's 'Accommodation'

'We are dismayed that he does not understand the root issues which are involved here,' says one bishop.

February 10, 2012

Obama to Kids: Get the old kid to buy your beer

February 10, 2012

U.S. Bishops to White House: 'Rescission of Mandate Only Solution'

While critics dismiss the president's move as an election-year ploy, the Catholic Health Association’s Sister Carol Keehan and Planned Parenthood applaud the modification.

February 8, 2012

Federal Court Strikes Down California Marriage Law

Bishops denounce decision in high-profile case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 8, 2012

Christian and Religious Leaders Also Oppose HHS Mandate

Said a Lutheran leader: 'We would be in a very bad way without the Catholics standing up.'

February 7, 2012

160-Plus Bishops Speak Out Against HHS Mandate

More USCCB statements and USA Today editorial add to action alerts and letters from Catholic shepherds to counter administration's violation of Church beliefs and conscience rights. Updated from Feb. 6.

February 6, 2012

Pope Benedict Appoints New Salina, Kan., Bishop

Msgr. Edward John Weisenburger is presently the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

February 2, 2012

More Bishops Visit St. Peter's Tomb

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati: Bishops are 'instruments through which Christ is working.'

February 2, 2012

Cardinal-Designate Dolan and Fellow Priests on Pilgrimage Boost Holy Land Christians

The trip could have been canceled when the archbishop learned he was to become a cardinal, but New Yorker didn’t want to miss the chance for retreat and reflection.

February 1, 2012

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Dies at 88

The Philadelphia archbishop was instrumental in implementing the new Code of Canon Law, serving on the Pro-Life Activities Committee and in immigration services.

January 31, 2012

Southern Bishops Say They Return from Rome Energized for a Year of Faith

Pope Benedict expresses interest in EWTN during ad limina visits.

January 31, 2012

Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Church Organizations Against Obama's Mandate

HHS contraceptive requirement, with narrow exemption, 'tells us a lot about the administration's overreach in all parts of our lives,' Florida senator says.

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