Bishop Receives Pope’s Praise for Reordering Sacraments

Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo [North Dakota] said he is delighted to have first-hand papal approval for changing the order by which children in his diocese receive the sacraments.

Lent marks renewed effort to bring Catholics back to church

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Just as they have during the season of Advent in recent years, some U.S. dioceses make concerted efforts at Lent to...

Summit Gathers Pro-Life Lawyers, Members of Advocacy Groups

WASHINGTON  -- If the argument against abortion is "grounded in the concept of human equality, you kind of catch people off guard" because "it's...

Pope Sees Religious Freedom Eroding in US

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Benedict issued a solemn warning about the erosion of religious freedom in the United States, in a January 19 address to visiting...

Pope Praises Neo-Catechumenal Way Catechesis, Urges Unity of Church’s Liturgy

In a meeting with members of the Neo-Catechumenal Way on Friday, January 20 in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI announced the approval of the group’s...

N.J. Nurses Don’t Have to Assist in Abortion in New Hospital Agreement

A group of 12 nurses who sued the University Hospital in Newark over a policy requiring them to care for patients before and after abortions can no longer be compelled to assist in these procedures, under an agreement reached in federal court.

Pope: Teaching Dignity to Youth Promotes Peace

When young people recognize the dignity and beauty of every human life, including their own, and are supported in their natural desire to make the world a better place, they become agents of justice and peace in the world, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Poverty in the midst of plenty: Hunger persists in the United States

As U.S. nutritionists cringe over the prospect of an overweight nation indulging in a two-month binge of "season's eatings"

Youths at Conference Honor Christ with Electronic ‘Holy Shoutout’

More than 2,000 years after his birth, Christ the King was honored in a historic way with a massive electronic "holy shoutout" via texts, emails and tweets sent simultaneously from cellphones Nov. 19 by 23,000 participants at the National Catholic Youth Conference and National Catholic Collegiate Conference.

The Holy See and Libya after the Death of Colonel Gadaffi

VATICAN CITY, 21 OCT 2011 (VIS) - Given below is the text of an English-language note published yesterday afternoon by the Holy See Press...

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