What do we mean by religious liberty?

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FAQ Religious liberty is the first liberty granted to us by God and protected in the First Amendment to our Constitution. It includes...

Pope deplores ‘VatiLeaks’ scandal, prays for quake victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI voiced regret for the turmoil surrounding the recent publication of leaked Vatican documents, but thanked the vast...

Papal butler’s lawyers ask Vatican for house arrest for their client

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The lawyers for Paolo Gabriele have petitioned Vatican magistrates for house arrest for their client, who is accused of illegally...

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...

IEC is Ireland’s largest religious event since 1979 papal visit

DUBLIN (CNS) -- The weeklong 50th International Eucharistic Congress, which gets under way in Dublin June 10, will be Ireland's largest religious event since...

Knights of Columbus council awards 21 scholarships

MESA — The Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Parish awarded 21 scholarships to local high school and college Catholics Sunday. The men doled out $13,000,...

Rio+20: Still trying to map a sustainable future for the world

LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Twenty years ago, a 12-year-old girl stood before government officials from most of the world's countries and pleaded for her...

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...