Bishop remarks from Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Phoenix

Following is the text of the remarks made by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at the June 8, 2012, Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally...

New website AnyGivenSunday helps young Catholics grow in their faith

WHEELING, W.Va. (CNS) -- Young Catholics have a new website available to them featuring nationally known Catholic speakers, musicians and comedians who have teamed...

Charter is framework for making abuse response ‘part of our culture’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" -- now 10 years old -- was not meant to be...

IEC: Vatican official says society has lost sense of marriage, family

MAYNOOTH, Ireland (CNS) -- The Vatican official who will act as papal legate for the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin defended marriage based on...

Ontario law: Catholic schools must allow gay-straight alliance clubs

TORONTO (CNS) -- Catholic schools in Ontario must allow gay-straight alliance clubs if requested by students, under a new law. The controversial Bill 13 passed...

SSPX head says group does not have to accept all Vatican II teachings

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The leader of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said talks with the Vatican demonstrate that "Rome no longer...

Astronomy students watch Venus transit at Vatican Observatory

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- An international group of astronomy students watched Venus' passage across the face of the sun from the roof of the...

Bishop says Sacred Heart is a reality marking ‘core of Christ’s being’

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- The Sacred Heart "is a reality that marks the core of Christ's being," Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop John J. McIntyre told attendees...

Archbishop: Religious liberty campaign not meant to ‘throw’ election

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Catholic Church's challenges to the federal government's contraceptive mandate under the health care law is not an attempt to...

Sundays must be a day of rest dedicated to God, family, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The demands of work can't bully people out of needed time off, Pope Benedict XVI said. Sunday must be a day...