New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan described the recent pledge from the Democratic National Committee’s chair to support only pro-abortion candidates “disturbing” and “intolerant.”
Groups that legally challenged the Affordable Care Act’s contraception requirement for employers still do not have clear direction on how to move forward because nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court sent their cases back to the lower courts, the Justice Department still is appealing some of them.
Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis planned to travel to Egypt as a sign of being close to the people there, said Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman.
The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God’s love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said.
Christians in the United States and elsewhere must raise their voices on behalf of “the millions who are suffering,” he said April 20 during a symposium held in connection with the release of “In Response to Persecution, Findings of the Under Caesar’s Sword Project on Global Christian Communities,” a report detailing the nature of persecution against Christians in different nations across the globe.
Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — Msgr. Thomas R. Zinkula wondered whether a phone message from the apostolic nuncio April 8 might be a prank. The rector of St. Pius X Seminary in Dubuque was on retreat with seminarians and knows that they can be pranksters. It wasn’t a prank, he learned after returning the call. The […]
To help celebrate Bavarian-born Pope Benedict XVI’s 90th birthday, a bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican on Easter Sunday, April 16.
Called by the bishops, the historic convocation will find more than 3,000 Catholic leaders — bishops, clergy, religious and laypeople — meeting July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida, to focus on how the pope’s 2013 apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), applies in the United States.
Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms,” Pope Francis said before giving his solemn Easter blessing.
A grass-roots effort calling on Catholic churches around the world to celebrate a special Mass on the May 8 birthday of the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen could see its goal of 1,000 Masses soon reached.