NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- Sister John Mary Fleming, a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, said she considers it an honor for her congregation that she has been appointed executive director of the Secretariat...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FAQ Religious liberty is the first liberty granted to us by God and protected in the First Amendment to our Constitution. It includes more than our ability to go to Mass on Sunday or pray the Rosary at...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI voiced regret for the turmoil surrounding the recent publication of leaked Vatican documents, but thanked the vast majority of people who work at the Vatican for their dedication and fidelity. Speaking at the...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The lawyers for Paolo Gabriele have petitioned Vatican magistrates for house arrest for their client, who is accused of illegally possessing stolen documents as part of the so-called "VatiLeaks" scandal. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman,...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI joined the international community in condemning a massacre in Syria, and he called for Christian and Muslim leaders in the country to guide their faithful in prayer and collaboration to restore peace...
DUBLIN (CNS) -- The weeklong 50th International Eucharistic Congress, which gets under way in Dublin June 10, will be Ireland's largest religious event since Pope John Paul II visited in 1979. The celebration of faith offers a lively mixture of...
MESA — The Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Parish awarded 21 scholarships to local high school and college Catholics Sunday. The men doled out $13,000, bringing its overall scholarship total to more than $100,000 since the program began more than...
LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Twenty years ago, a 12-year-old girl stood before government officials from most of the world's countries and pleaded for her future. Worried about pollution and overuse of natural resources on her finite planet, she begged,...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Dominican sister from Nashville, Tenn., has been named executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Dominican Sister John Mary Fleming, a member of her religious community's St. Cecilia...
LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CNS) -- The mass media have done the public a disservice by consistently referring to health reform law regulations so narrowly as the "contraceptive mandate," because it leads people to think the regulations are a matter of...