While vacationing, many Catholics attend Masses in other states or countries and see similarities to and differences from ways they worship in their home parishes. But unless they have the chance to travel the world visiting Catholic churches and families in remote villages or large cities, they might not get full the experience of the […]
SAO PAULO (AP) — Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the men pushing against each other, jostling for attention. "How many people you need?," several men shouted. Show More Summary
The other day I wrote about San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone, who has scandalized his city by indicating that he intends to act like a Catholic bishop, and to run his diocese as though he ran the place. I expected the usual lifestyle-liberalism...Show More Summary
An auxiliary bishop in the Roman Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco will become the bishop of the San Diego diocese, the Vatican announced Tuesday.
A new Italian film that attempts to defend wartime Pope Pius XII against accusations he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust has been panned by the Vatican as well as Catholic and Jewish media.
Author Jo Piazza explores the spirit of activism within the Catholic sisterhood in her new book If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission. Having spent time with nuns as a reporter, Piazza told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd on Monday...Show More Summary
Can you imagine a black and white-robed Catholic monk walking the red carpet at the Oscars? A slim be-jeweled woman would approach him with a microphone, saying to the camera, "Why, it's Father Thomas Keating!" Then, turning to him, "Please tell us who designed your robe. Show More Summary
By all accounts, I was told that Catholic church ceremonies pretty much run themselves, so I wasn’t too surprised when Father Ed told us we only needed 30 minutes to rehearse, nor was I worried when BM G told me … read more
"The consequences of Judge Bataillon’s decision are real: his injunction undermines the democratically expressed will of the people, and it undermines the role of the family in our basic social order. Marriage is the civil institution...Show More Summary
From the press materials: The controversial president of The Catholic League shows how the Church may be the best guide for achieving long-term health and happiness. Religious Americans are by far the healthiest and happiest of any segment of the population—this is true across religions according to recent Gallup polls. Show More Summary
The Catholic League's Bill Donohue has a new book out today called The Catholic Advantage, all about how great it is to believe as he does. It's not enough, however, to promote Catholicism. Donohue spends a huge chunk of the book talking about how awful atheism is. Show More Summary
The picture messaging app, Snapchat, is used for many reasons, from innocent conversations to the exchanging of sexy photos. Snapchat is unique in that, once opened, the messages only last a short time, and then disappear. This creates...Show More Summary
Cardinal Dolan, one of the most conservative and outspoken Catholic leaders in the U.S., on Tuesday echoed President Barack Obama by drawing a “parallel” between ISIS and Christian terrorists. At the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year, the president had reminded Christians not...
George V aka Colonel Sanders aka Stephen Colbert Catholiced hard with America's Father James Martin, taking part in a Q&A that included musings about Lent, the Pope, and hymns. As Splitsider pointed out, Colbert also (kind of) redid his liturgical dance for "King of Glory," a sacrament all its own.... More »
Comedian Stephen Colbert discussed his Catholic faith with Father James Martin, senior editor for American Magazine, in a video released on Monday. A heavily bearded Colbert, à la George the Fifth, sang and danced away while being interviewed by Father Martin. Show More Summary
I slipped into a Catholic church in downtown San Francisco last Saturday afternoon to light a candle—which I did after dropping a dollar in the buy-a-candle bucket—and say a quick Hail Mary for my mom. I'm not a believer, I don't think Anyone heard my prayer, but I visit Catholic churches once in a while to remember my mom. Show More Summary
Everyone wants an interview with Stephen Colbert as he preps to take over CBS’s flagship late-night show from retiring David Letterman. Catholic America Media boasted today it “brings you an exclusive interview with Stephen Colbert.” ...Show More Summary
Much is made of the vow of chastity that priests and nuns must take to join the cloth in the Catholic Church, but the focus on abstinence isn't exactly the point, at least for these sisters. HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd spoke with twoShow More Summary
Via the Catholic News Herald: The proposal has generated controversy and opposition from various religious groups, which have expressed concern that its wording and its intent are to deny churches and businesses the ability to uphold their religious beliefs about sexuality, marriage and more. Show More Summary
At only age 28, Chi Mai, is a dedicated registered nurse, but it's not just his profession. "It's my calling," he emphasized. "I'm a devout Catholic and my ultimate goal being a nurse is to save as many lives as possible and to makeShow More Summary