St. Joseph the Worker aids homeless job seekers

Being a job seeker is stressful enough without the added weight of being a home-seeker too. The challenging, but all-too-common duo makes up the bulk...

On the road again: Poirier to give farewell concert

World-renowned Catholic composer and musician Michael John Poirier will head back out on the road with his wife and three children this summer to...

Bioethics Defense Fund exposes abortion fund in health care reform act

Portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violate religious freedom and rights of conscience, according Nikolas Nikas of the Bioethics Defense Fund. While...

Progress brings problems without guidance from truth, faith, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Excluding truth and the transcendent from scientific debate and research has impoverished modern thought and weakened the intellect's ability to...

Vatican strengthens oversight of Caritas Internationalis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A Vatican decree established new statutes and norms for Caritas Internationalis, giving Vatican offices, including the Secretariat of State, greater...

Speakers examine controversies over collision of art, religious imagery

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The relationship between art and the sacred is an unsolved problem of culture that exposes contradictions among society's less-than-consistent moral,...

Irish cardinal defends role in 1975 abuse inquiry, says he won’t resign

DUBLIN (CNS) -- The primate of All Ireland has said he will not resign despite criticism of his role in a 1975 canonical inquiry...

US bishops offer prayers for workers, families on May 1 holiday

ROME (CNS) -- A group of U.S. bishops began their "ad limina" visits to Rome praying for workers and for families. The bishops of Colorado,...

Opponents hope Northeast states will resist moves to assisted suicide

BOSTON (CNS) -- Opponents of legislation that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts hope the commonwealth will follow Vermont's lead and kill the measure. By...

Priests must live holy lives to be effective ministers, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Ten years after a historic papal response to clerical sex abuse, the Vatican urged priests to strive for greater holiness...