New website AnyGivenSunday helps young Catholics grow in their faith

WHEELING, W.Va. (CNS) -- Young Catholics have a new website available to them featuring nationally known Catholic speakers, musicians and comedians who have teamed...

Charter is framework for making abuse response ‘part of our culture’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" -- now 10 years old -- was not meant to be...

IEC: Vatican official says society has lost sense of marriage, family

MAYNOOTH, Ireland (CNS) -- The Vatican official who will act as papal legate for the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin defended marriage based on...

Ontario law: Catholic schools must allow gay-straight alliance clubs

TORONTO (CNS) -- Catholic schools in Ontario must allow gay-straight alliance clubs if requested by students, under a new law. The controversial Bill 13 passed...

SSPX head says group does not have to accept all Vatican II teachings

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The leader of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said talks with the Vatican demonstrate that "Rome no longer...

Astronomy students watch Venus transit at Vatican Observatory

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- An international group of astronomy students watched Venus' passage across the face of the sun from the roof of the...

Bishop says Sacred Heart is a reality marking ‘core of Christ’s being’

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- The Sacred Heart "is a reality that marks the core of Christ's being," Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop John J. McIntyre told attendees...

Archbishop: Religious liberty campaign not meant to ‘throw’ election

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Catholic Church's challenges to the federal government's contraceptive mandate under the health care law is not an attempt to...

Sundays must be a day of rest dedicated to God, family, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The demands of work can't bully people out of needed time off, Pope Benedict XVI said. Sunday must be a day...

‘Fortnight for Freedom’ begins June 21

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a two-week period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom. The 14-day...