Schools display case: April accomplishments

Here is a quick look at some of the feats the diocese’s 12,000 Catholic school students accomplished so far in April: Academics National Merit Scholar Finalists...

Connecticut governor signs death penalty repeal bill backed by Church

HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) -- In what he called "a moment of sober reflection, not celebration," Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a...

‘Pacem in Terris’ is model for preaching, teaching, archbishop says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the Catholic Church increases its new evangelization efforts and works for justice and peace in the world, it would...

‘Dirt Bag Drop’: ASU Newman Center building from the ground up

TEMPE — Dozens of Catholics dumped dirt into their church Sunday and no one batted an eye. It was all part of the “Dirt Bag...

Migration, religious liberty on US bishops’ Vatican agenda

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Immigration, religious liberty and the new evangelization were among the topics of discussion for bishops from California, Hawaii, Nevada and...

Peoria bishop’s Hitler, Stalin references in homily stir controversy

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) -- An Illinois bishop's mention of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin in an April 14 homily calling Catholics to "heroic Catholicism,...

Latest kid-friendly ‘Lumines’ rivals ‘Tetris’

NEW YORK (CNS) -- In 1989, a version of Soviet computer engineer Alexey Pajitnov's classic puzzle "Tetris" was released for the Nintendo Game Boy....

Holy Spirit inspires Church’s interpretation of Bible, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While the text of the Bible is fixed, the same Holy Spirit that inspired its writing continues to inspire its...

Review of Arizona law has implications beyond state’s own immigrants

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of Arizona's 2010 immigration law April 25, the weight of an eventual ruling will...

Vatican offers ‘widget’ containing content from Vatican website

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Marking the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican is offering a "widget" -- a software...