North Carolina voters approve amendment upholding traditional marriage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- With a heavy turnout at the polls, North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between...

About-face! Swiss Guard marches into social networking sites

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In an effort to boost recruitments through more modern methods of outreach, the Pontifical Swiss Guard has opened a page...

Battling the influence of evangelical sects in Latin America

The World Church of the Power of God opened an L-shaped, one-story, corrugated metal megachurch on the outskirts of Sao Paulo on New Year's...

Church should not accept members who deny Vatican II, official says

ROME (CNS) -- The Second Vatican Council's teaching, particularly on Judaism and other religions, is rooted in traditional Christian theology and the Bible, and...

US bishops reflect on their role in the new evangelization

ROME (CNS) -- Celebrating Mass in Pope Benedict XVI's cathedral, Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran, a group of U.S. bishops prayed for the...

Progress brings problems without guidance from truth, faith, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Excluding truth and the transcendent from scientific debate and research has impoverished modern thought and weakened the intellect's ability to...

Vatican strengthens oversight of Caritas Internationalis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A Vatican decree established new statutes and norms for Caritas Internationalis, giving Vatican offices, including the Secretariat of State, greater...

Speakers examine controversies over collision of art, religious imagery

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The relationship between art and the sacred is an unsolved problem of culture that exposes contradictions among society's less-than-consistent moral,...

Irish cardinal defends role in 1975 abuse inquiry, says he won’t resign

DUBLIN (CNS) -- The primate of All Ireland has said he will not resign despite criticism of his role in a 1975 canonical inquiry...

US bishops offer prayers for workers, families on May 1 holiday

ROME (CNS) -- A group of U.S. bishops began their "ad limina" visits to Rome praying for workers and for families. The bishops of Colorado,...