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,...

Opponents hope Northeast states will resist moves to assisted suicide

BOSTON (CNS) -- Opponents of legislation that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts hope the commonwealth will follow Vermont's lead and kill the measure. By...

Priests must live holy lives to be effective ministers, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Ten years after a historic papal response to clerical sex abuse, the Vatican urged priests to strive for greater holiness...

Wikipedia head joins Vatican meeting, talks about abortion controversy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The co-founder of Wikipedia told a Vatican audience that his online encyclopedia could contribute to peace by promoting "a more...

Connecticut governor signs death penalty repeal bill backed by Church

HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) -- In what he called "a moment of sober reflection, not celebration," Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a...

‘Pacem in Terris’ is model for preaching, teaching, archbishop says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the Catholic Church increases its new evangelization efforts and works for justice and peace in the world, it would...

Migration, religious liberty on US bishops’ Vatican agenda

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Immigration, religious liberty and the new evangelization were among the topics of discussion for bishops from California, Hawaii, Nevada and...

Peoria bishop’s Hitler, Stalin references in homily stir controversy

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) -- An Illinois bishop's mention of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin in an April 14 homily calling Catholics to "heroic Catholicism,...

Latest kid-friendly ‘Lumines’ rivals ‘Tetris’

NEW YORK (CNS) -- In 1989, a version of Soviet computer engineer Alexey Pajitnov's classic puzzle "Tetris" was released for the Nintendo Game Boy....