Dominican sister named to head USCCB education secretariat

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Dominican sister from Nashville, Tenn., has been named executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education of the U.S. Conference...

Religious freedom issues at heart of HHS lawsuits, legal scholars say

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CNS) -- The mass media have done the public a disservice by consistently referring to health reform law regulations so narrowly as...

Vatican pledges to restore trust, transparency in search for truth

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican said it is committed to restoring a sense of trust and transparency as it seeks the truth behind...

Pope appoints North Dakota bishop to Denver, Maine bishop to Buffalo

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, N.D., as the new archbishop of Denver and also named...

Pope condemns massacre in Syria, urges prayers, dialogue for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI joined the international community in condemning a massacre in Syria, and he called for Christian and Muslim...

Catholic spokesman in Greece: Orthodox leader intolerant, fanatical

OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Greece's Catholic Church accused a leader of the Orthodox Church of "intolerance and fanaticism" after he sued a Catholic archbishop...

Commission lists Egypt among countries with religious freedom problems

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As Egyptians began voting to replace ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Christian minorities were anxious to see if the next government would...

Pope’s private assistant arrested in ‘VatiLeaks’ probe

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that Paolo Gabriele, the pope's private assistant, was arrested after private Vatican documents were...

Memorial Day Masses at Catholic Cemeteries

Catholic Cemeteries throughout the Phoenix Diocese will be honoring "valiant men and women who have helped ensure our peace" this Memorial Day. St. Francis Cemetery,...

Archbishop urges people of all faiths to stand for religious freedom

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After receiving the inaugural Religious Freedom Award May 24, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori encouraged people of all faiths to stand...