Citing doctrinal problems, Vatican announces reforms of U.S. nuns’ group

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life," the Vatican announced a major reform of an association of...

‘Occupy’ movement damages San Francisco Church’s property

(CNA) SAN FRANCISCO, California - San Francisco's archdiocese is assessing damage to a Church-owned building intended to be a revenue stream for scholarships, following its...

US bishops stand in solidarity with people facing Middle East violence

Citing continuing conflict in the Middle East, the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee reiterated its support for the region's bishops and all people of faith, urging them to stand against violence even in the face of hostility and aggression.

Southern Catholic boom advances plans for seminary, monastery

A community of cloistered nuns and a future regional seminary plan to occupy newly purchased property in Cleveland County, N.C., to serve a flourishing Catholic population.

US bishops decry ‘illegal and unjust’ HHS mandate, call for prayer and penance

Decrying the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate as “a mandate to act against our teachings” and “a violation of personal civil...

Catholic laity urged to bring faith-based convictions to public square

Catholics have a duty as American citizens to bring faith-inspired convictions to politics, and they can never allow politics to trump principles articulated by the bishops in their role as official teachers, according to Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

14-year-old gets death threats for speaking out on marriage

A 14-year-old Maryland girl received unexpected attention after testifying against a homosexual “marriage” bill that was later passed. Sarah Crank testified before the Maryland Senate...

Defend Marriage, Oppose Same-Sex unions, Pope Urges US bishops

Attacks on the institution of marriage—and in particular the drive for legal recognition of same-sex marriage—call for “a reasoned defense of marriage as a natural institution,” Pope Benedict XVI told a group of visiting American bishops on March 9.

The noise-to-signal ratio at the USCCB (updated)

The following column is reprinted in USY with the express permission of Mr. Lawler. During the past several weeks, the US bishops have been engaged...

March 21: World Down Syndrome Day

In observance of March 21, World Down Syndrome Day, which was just recently recognized by the U.N., the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation is preparing a report on the latest significant advances in therapeutic research on mental deficiencies of genetic origin.

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