Night of Hope rallies support for diocesan Catholic schools

Supporters, alumni and educators came together to celebrate and sustain Catholic education at the fifth annual Night of Hope. Schools throughout the Diocese of Phoenix...

Archbishop joins voices urging Obama to ‘seize moment’ on immigration

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration joined the broadening chorus calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to...

Four years later, Vatican takes a different approach toward Obama

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The day after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, hailed his election as a...

Threats to religious liberty in US are of ‘grave concern,’ nuncio says

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a Nov. 4 speech at the University of Notre Dame, the apostolic nuncio to the United States warned that the...

‘VatiLeaks’ trial of Vatican computer tech begins

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican computer technician charged with aiding and abetting the papal butler in stealing confidential documents went on trial amid legal...

Vatican official hopes fake papal tweets stop once official site opens

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Once the Vatican launches Pope Benedict XVI's official Twitter feed before the end of the year, it's hoped all the...

Christians, Hindus must educate young to be peacemakers, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christian and Hindu parents, teachers and religious leaders must educate young people to recognize and resist ideologies that teach disrespect...

At least three states approve laws permitting same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Voters in Maine, Maryland and Minnesota Nov. 6 approved ballot measures legalizing same-sex marriage. A similar measure appeared likely to pass...

Pope sends Obama telegram with prayers that freedom, justice flourish

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election, saying that he prayed the ideals of freedom and...

Cardinal congratulates Obama, urges he give priority to most vulnerable

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated President Barack Obama on his...