Seattle: Catholic school administrator dismissed following same-sex marriage; protests at 2 schools - Fri, 20 Dec 2013
Over 400 students at a Seattle-area Catholic school took part in a protest following the dismissal of a vice principal whose summer same-sex wedding had become known, according to local ...
Vatican approval of miracle paves way for beatification of American nun - Fri, 20 Dec 2013
During a December 18 audience in which he canonized Peter Faber (1506-46), Pope Francis approved a decree attributing a miracle to the intercession of a New Jersey nun, thus paving the way ...
Uruguayan bishop spearheads environmental petition, welcomes its success - Fri, 20 Dec 2013
By a large majority, lawmakers in Tacuarembó Department, Uruguay's largest province, have declared the rural areas of the region an environmental reserve that is off limits to fracking and ...
Bishop: religion being exploited for political ends in Central African Republic - Fri, 20 Dec 2013
The bishop of Bossangoa, a city of 40,000 in the Central African Republic, has told the Fides news agency that religion is being exploited for political ends in the strife-torn ...
USCCB: pray, fast for pregnant women - Fri, 20 Dec 2013
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, December 20, for the following intention: "as we await with ...
Vatican Official: Belgium’s Bid to Euthanize Children a ‘Perversion of Mercy’
By EDWARD PENTIN |
VATICAN CITY — Belgium’s Senate voted on a bill Dec. 13 to approve legislation that extends its euthanasia law to children.
The bill seeks to allow children to ask for euthanasia if their illness is terminal, they are in...
‘Extreme’ Judicial Appointee Confirmed to Key Court Position
By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY |
WASHINGTON — The confirmation of Cornelia “Nina” Pillard to the D.C. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has prompted concerns from critics worried about her “radical” views on abortion and religious freedom.
What Does the Future Hold for the Legion of Christ?
By EDWARD PENTIN |
Legionary Father Sylvester Heereman was born on Sept. 10, 1974, in Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. He joined the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Germany in 1994, made his first religious vows in 1996 and his perpetual...
The Legion of Christ Contemplates Its Future
By TOM HOOPES |
Is the Legion of Christ reformed? What would reform even look like? A historic meeting in Rome that begins Jan. 8 hopes to provide some of those answers.
They are a long time coming. It has been five...
For All Your "Hokey Pokey" Humor and/or Evil Conspiracy Needs
By Mark Shea |
Also, there is this Shakespearean adaptation:
And, of course, what is an innocuous minor cultural phenomenon without a sinister conspiracy lurking behind it?
A spokesman for the leader of the church in Scotland said the...
Push for measures to limit gun violence continues despite roadblocks
Girl's Christmas wish granted early: She gets gifts to give needy kids
CRS chairman says agency's work exemplifies Francis' focus on mission
Floods, rain threaten to make Christmas even more difficult in Gaza
Pope, at audience, says Christmas offers lesson in humility