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”?

Vatican dismisses Fushek from clerical state following investigation

A former East Valley pastor has been officially dismissed from the priesthood, officials for the Diocese of Phoenix announced Feb. 16.

Media effort draws faithful back to Church: Catholics Come Home goes nationwide

An estimated 92,000 inactive Catholics have come back to the Church in the last year thanks in large part to the groundbreaking Catholics Come Home television advertising campaign.

Catholics coming home: Major media campaign yields success

Television is often seen as having a negative influence on viewers, but it recently had a positive impact on the lives of local Catholics.