Pope approves Archbishop Sheen’s heroic virtues, step toward sainthood

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the Vatican announced June 28, clearing...

Bishops urge Congress to fix health law flaws after high court decision

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress to act...

Arizona executes fourth death row inmate this year

The Arizona Department of Corrections executed Samuel Villegas Lopez June 27, three days before his 50th birthday, for the brutal rape and murder of...

HHS contraceptive mandate focus of panel at Catholic Media Conference

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The fight over the federal contraceptive mandate is not about artificial birth control or a theological or moral debate about contraceptives,"...

Distress remains over ‘show me your papers’ part of immigration ruling

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In what one observer called "the judicial equivalent of white smoke," immigration advocates were largely happy with the June 25 Supreme...

Court rejects much of Arizona immigration law, upholds status checks

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a mixed opinion with several dissents, affirmed the section of an Arizona immigration law that requires...

Catholic Church’s role in society at heart of HHS debate, says Anderson

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- The debate over the federal contraceptive mandate and the fight for religious freedom is not about "a particular policy choice" but...

Atlanta eucharistic congress draws vibrant family of faith

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (CNS) -- Tens of thousands of Catholics filled the Georgia International Convention Center June 8 and 9 for the 17th annual...

¡Viva Cristo Rey!: Mexican religious liberty war inspires Catholics today

Jesuit Father Miguel Agustín Pro forgave and thanked his executioners moments before his death. “With all my heart, I forgive my enemies,” he declared....

Caring for one’s health has moral, spiritual dimension, says priest

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Jesuit Father Peter Clark, a bioethics professor at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, believes Catholics have a moral obligation to care...