Syrian Catholic leaders call for united efforts by world community

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As violence continued to shake Syria, the Vatican nuncio in Damascus called on the international community to unite in efforts...

Cardinal praises conscience provisions in House appropriations bill

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities praised lawmakers for including two conscience provisions in the House version...

Bishop urges community to turn doubts, fears over to God after shooting

buy essay paper AURORA, Colo. (CNS) -- Denver Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley said July 22 the "senseless and evil act of violence" at an...

Ministry for mothers celebrates 20 years of prayerfully serving women

For the past 20 years, thousands of women throughout the United States have benefited from a ministry geared specifically toward their sacred role as...

Church’s point man on AIDS: Too early to celebrate possible cure

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- More than 20,000 people are descending on the U.S. capital for the XIX International AIDS Conference, and Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo...

Federal judge dismisses Belmont Abbey College’s suit against mandate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- A federal judge has dismissed Belmont Abbey College's lawsuit against the Obama administration that had challenged the federal contraception mandate,...

Priests begin new parish assignments

Three weeks into his new assignment, Fr. Brady Williams, SOLT, thanked Most Holy Trinity parishioners — on Father’s Day — for his warm welcome. This marks...

SSPX recognizes papal authority, hints discussions will continue

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Hinting at a willingness to continue discussions with the Vatican and recognizing the full authority of the pope over the...

CDA surpasses $8 mil goal

Because of the generosity of donors, the 2012 Charity and Development Appeal exceeded the overall financial goal for the first time in five years. Catholics...

Bishops welcome inclusion of conscience provisions in House Appropriations bill

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS “took a first, urgently needed step toward upholding rights of conscience and religious freedom in our...