NCCW president says women ‘reawakening’ to how much Church needs them

MELBOURNE, Fla. (CNS) -- The president of the National Council of Catholic Women said she sees "a reawakening of women now that they're seeing...

Fifth-graders fill Gift Ark for struggling families worldwide

GLENDALE — It’s one thing to know the story of Noah’s Ark and the pairs of animals inside. It’s entirely another to buy such...

TRAVEL ESSAY: Mexico: Beauty through faith amid violence

The origins of the Mesoamerican feathered snake god aren’t certain, but the Aztecs believed he came down from heaven twice a year to bring...

Catholic Community Foundation honors Harper, Garagiola

The Catholic Community Foundation honored Sharon Harper, president and CEO of Plaza Companies, as well as former major league baseball player Joe Garagiola April...

Violence in Latin America seen as a threat to US security

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a country that has seen more than 50,000 deaths in six years, it took the finding of 49 headless bodies,...

Catholics must accept Vatican II, including on Judaism, cardinal says

  ROME (CNS) -- The Catholic Church's relationship to Judaism as taught by the Second Vatican Council and the interpretations and developments of that teaching...

Georgetown criticized for having Sebelius speak at commencement event

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius delivered her remarks as scheduled May 18 at Georgetown University at an awards ceremony...

We are family: Pope to give Catholic families hope in troubled times

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI will meet with the world's families at a time when the institution of the family is under...

European scholars: Church could be player in solving economic crisis

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- While there is no roadmap to solving Europe's economic crisis, the Catholic Church -- with its history of serving the poor...

Work should help, not hinder, family life, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Work obligations should not harm a person's family relationships but should provide support, giving couples the resources to have and...