For Anglicans, being welcomed by Church at Easter ‘glorious’ experience

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The journey to full communion in the Catholic Church "has taken a few twists and turns," said a former Anglican priest who joined the church with his community during the Easter Vigil in Indianapolis.

Citing doctrinal problems, Vatican announces reforms of US nuns’ group

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life," the Vatican announced a major reform of an association of...

Indianapolis bishop decries ‘attempted ordination’ of ex-nun as priest

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- The apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis spoke out against the "attempted ordination" of an ex-nun to the priesthood. "I am...

Vatican says traditionalists’ response marks ‘step forward’ in talks

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In what the Vatican described as an encouraging "step forward," the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has revised its...

Ecumenical group says HHS mandate will create ‘immense injustice’

PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- The Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania, one of the largest regional ecumenical agencies in the United States, urged the Obama administration...

Obama’s revised HHS mandate won’t solve problems, USCCB president says

ROME (CNS) -- Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan of New York said Feb. 13 that President Barack Obama's revision to the contraceptive mandate in the...

‘Tis the season for giving

Charitable, education tax credits due Dec. 31 As the holiday shopping season draws to a close, shoppers might want to keep a couple more things...

TV spots for Catholic Church go national: ‘Catholics Come Home’ encourages return to the...

The first-ever national awareness campaign inviting Catholics to return to the faith launches Dec. 16 in 10,000 cities across the United States. The prime-time, network television campaign hopes to inspire 1 million Catholics to rejoin their parishes.

‘Forever family’: Foster teens struggle for stability

His fist came crashing through the door. Ten-year-old Joaquin had just spent forever brushing the dog at the behest of his mother's boyfriend who...

Questions and Answers: On being dismissed from the clerical state

Does dismissal from the clerical state have the same meaning as “laicization”?