Pope Francis called on Sunday to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first "World Day for the Poor" by the Catholic Church. Celebrating the event in Rome at a mass attended by about 7,000 poor people at St. Peter's...Show More Summary
A priest known for his steadfast devotion to the needy cleared a threshold on the way to possible sainthood Saturday as the Roman Catholic Church beatified Solanus Casey, who is credited with the miraculous cure of a woman with a chronic skin disease.
A Detroit priest who focused his ministry on the poor and needy has been beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, a key step toward sainthood. (Nov. 18)
The Latest on the beatification of the Rev. Solanus Casey, a late Detroit priest who could be made a saint by the Roman Catholic Church if a second miracle is attributed to him: (all times local):
A Polish woman says she was booted out of a Catholic church service in Warsaw while protesting against racism and far-right nationalist groups.
Students at a Catholic university in Ohio stirred up controversy last week when they hosted a “Sex Week” to promote ideas contrary to church teachings. The Xavier University College Democrats club hosted the first ever “Sex Week” on campus to slam Catholic teachings related to sex, abstinence, contraception and abortion, the Church Militant reports. They […]
From Matthew Alderman come these very nice photos of the Catholic Student Center at the Univ. of Madison, Wisconsin. Matthew himself designed the exterior at the aesthetic level (i.e. surface, not structure), the chapel architecture,...Show More Summary
This record label seems to think we need reminding that he was. The fifth symphony has been variously referred to as the Tragic, the Church of Faith or the Pizzicato. Bruckner liked t call it the Fantastic. This is the first time we have seen it called ‘the Catholic’. And while we’re on the subject, […]
The Catholic Church chose to protect its reputation instead of potential victims.
LADERA RANCH — More than 2,000 Catholic families in South Orange County got a brand new church, which according to diocesan officials is a rare occurrence anywhere in the country. On Saturday afternoon, Nov. 11, the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, celebrated the dedication of the $13.8 million, 18,352-square-foot church building at 1600 […]
Yesterday I commented critically on the Roman Catholic teaching on indulgences. One who refuses to accept, or questions, a teaching of the Church may be accused of reliance upon private judgment. Two quick observations on this accusation. First, for many...
I linked recently to a piece hostile to Islam, "the saddest and poorest form of theism." (Schopenhauer) I now point out a problem with a rather happier and richer form of theism, that of the Roman Catholic Church. Here: November...
BEIRUT: The Lebanese head of the Maronite Catholic church, Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi, will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri when he embarks on a historic visit to Riyadh on Monday. The Lebanese and Saudi sides both hailed the “momentous” visit, which comes at the invitation of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but […]
If a post is about guns, the Catholic church, or vaccines, you can bet it'll keep getting weird comments for years.
Nearly 1000 years after the split, the Orthodox and Catholic churches remain as divided as ever.
Stephen Colbert is well known as not only an uproarious comic and social commentator, but an active churchgoer who taught Sunday school at his New Jersey Catholic church. So his response, on last night’s Late Show, to Sunday’s horrifying church shooting in Sutherland Springs was unsurprisingly emotional. But it was also free of despair. Of […]
Catholic News Service was the first major Catholic news organization to send a photographer and a reporter to tour the island and document the efforts of the church and other organizations to help many of the people far from the capital of San Juan. Continue reading ?
“A Church that tries to impose people’s opinions today is crazy,” says Archbishop Heiner Koch
How black Americans defy religious stereotypes—and navigate race relations in historically white, European spaces.
T omorrow night I will be at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Leitchfield, KY, speaking for the local Theology on Tap group about the five Marian doctrines. I spoke there a couple of years ago and they have invited me back, which meansShow More Summary