Cristero War took her father but strengthened her faith, says woman

LOS ANGELES — As she shut off the garden hose and set it next to her recently planted flowers, Maria Meza greeted a visitor. "Yes,...

Local catechists celebrate ministry milestones

Six of the  146 local confirmation and First Communion Masses scheduled this spring will get underway this week. Overall, more than 25,000 children participated...

Gov. Brewer signs religious liberty bill; HB 2625 becomes law

Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation May 11 that allows religiously affiliated employers to opt out of coverage for contraceptives and abortifacients. The issue has...

Vatican says publication of ‘VatiLeaks’ letters is ‘criminal act’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Italian television journalist who set off the "VatiLeaks" controversy by releasing private letters to Pope Benedict XVI and between...

Pope calls on Chinese Catholics to be faithful to Church, pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI called on Chinese Catholics to be faithful to the pope, asked that mass media worldwide promote mutual...

Regarding SSPX, Vatican officials discuss levels of Church teaching

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The documents of the Second Vatican Council possess different levels of authority and thus command different levels of acceptance by...

Silence overlooked as a method of communication today, say speakers

By Ed Wilkinson Catholic News Service BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) -- In what appears to be a contradiction in terms, silence as a means of communication...

Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization

From www.vatican.va Pope Benedict XVI: For the 46th World Communications Day Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we draw near to World Communications Day 2012, I would like...

Federal lawsuits by Catholic dioceses, groups seek to stop HHS mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Forty-three Catholic dioceses, schools, hospitals, social service agencies and other institutions filed suit in federal court May 21 to stop three...

Pope tells U.S. bishops to build Church unity

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI urged American Catholics to strive for greater unity, especially among ethnic groups and between bishops and religious...