Happy Catholic: Glimpes of God in Everyday Life is beautifully written. The style, which achieves the admirable feat of being both ice-cold and white-hot, is electrifying. Julie Davis is never preachy, condescending, or, worse, sentimental. Show More Summary
Germany's Roman Catholic Church, an influential voice for reforms prompted by Pope Francis, has decided lay Catholic employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs.
Via Catholic Vote: A massive media campaign funded by millionaire “Catholics” in San Francisco is gaining ground. Their goal: take control of the Catholic schools and remove Archbishop Cordileone. Meanwhile lawyers are circling, with lawsuits expected soon. Show More Summary
Catholic World Report has posted an interview with Dom Alcuin Reid about the Sacra Liturgia Conference to be held from June 1-4 in New York City. Here are a few excerpts; you can read the complete interview at their website, in which Dom Alcuin also gives the list of speakers and liturgical events. Show More Summary
When several hundred priests in England and Wales, in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to be forthright and honest, signed a statement urging the Synod on the Family to uphold the Church’s teaching on marriage, many Catholics on these shores expressed the hope that the American clergy would follow suit. Well, they have. Over 800 [...]
Maria Bello is the definition of a modern family. Contributor: Bianca Rosen Siegel read more
In 2007, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles paid out $660 million in a settlement to 508 people who had been victims of sexual abuse by Church leaders. That settlement is back in the news this week since lawyers for the victims just released a huge batch of personnel files related to the case. Brother Gregory [Read More...]
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Cuban President Raul Castro will meet privately on Sunday, a spokesman said, four months before the pontiff's trip to the Caribbean island, his first as leader of the Catholic Church.
I just got some distressing news. A massive media campaign funded by millionaire “Catholics” in San Francisco is gaining ground. Their goal: take control of the Catholic schools and remove Archbishop Cordileone. Meanwhile lawyers are circling, with lawsuits expected within days. Archbishop Cordileone needs the help of every faithful Catholic right now. Can you chip [...]
(Steven Hayward) A sage friend once remarked that the decline of copy editing in book and newspaper publishing coincided with the decline in the number of priests defrocked by the Catholic Church. Sounds reasonable to me. And far be...Show More Summary
During the American Public Transportation Association Bus & Paratransit Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Mobility Ventures LLC presented a new MV-1 to Catholic Charities Fort Worth. The event highlighted the leadership role of the state of Texas and the Federal Transit Administration in expanding accessible transportation options. Show More Summary
The stars of 19 Kids & Counting have been outspoken in their criticism of gays, Catholics, and those who are pro-choice. And with so many potential enemies,… READ ON
In creating a lifesaving resource for LGBT asylum-seekers, a young woman makes peace with her years in the closet. read more
Who would have imagined on Feb. 23, 1977, the day of his appointment as Archbishop of San Salvador, that the highly conservative Oscar Romero – who was suspicious of the Catholic Church's involvement in political activism – would die...Show More Summary
Matthew Eledge (below), an elementary school teacher, was informed that he wouldn’t be coming back to Skutt Catholic, a school in Omaha, after he made the decision to marry his long-time partner. Though there were no complaints launched against Eledge,...
A Catholic nun from Iraq who suffered persecution at the hands of ISIS and sought to share her testimony in Washington D.C. this month was denied entry into U.S because the U.S. government officials felt she would attempt to stay in the country illegally.
A local Catholic priest has been removed from his ministry over accusations that he broke his celibacy vows for a few months in 2010. [ more › ]
In an interview with the Catholic News Agency, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz explained that John Paul II restored dignity in death during his final days on Earth. He said, “He gave us tranquility and peace even up to the last day. He restored dignity to death.” Cardinal Dziwisz served as John Paul II’s aid and remembers […]
The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has sent out pastoral letters insisting that opposing gay marriage is not homophobic, as the country prepares for a national referendum on whether to legalize the practice on May 22.
When I returned to America in 2006 after living abroad for almost eight years, the transition was initially a challenging one. Although the Lord fairly soon led me to Wyoming Catholic College (which had just been founded), for a certain time it wasn’t at all clear what my next step should be. Show More Summary