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...

Schools display case: April accomplishments

Here is a quick look at some of the feats the diocese’s 12,000 Catholic school students accomplished so far in April: Academics National Merit Scholar Finalists...

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...

‘Dirt Bag Drop’: ASU Newman Center building from the ground up

TEMPE — Dozens of Catholics dumped dirt into their church Sunday and no one batted an eye. It was all part of the “Dirt Bag...

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....

Holy Spirit inspires Church’s interpretation of Bible, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While the text of the Bible is fixed, the same Holy Spirit that inspired its writing continues to inspire its...