At least three states approve laws permitting same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Voters in Maine, Maryland and Minnesota Nov. 6 approved ballot measures legalizing same-sex marriage. A similar measure appeared likely to pass...

Pope sends Obama telegram with prayers that freedom, justice flourish

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election, saying that he prayed the ideals of freedom and...

Cardinal congratulates Obama, urges he give priority to most vulnerable

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated President Barack Obama on his...

Relic called reminder of Cristero martyr’s courage in preaching Gospel

GALLUP, N.M. (CNS) -- When the Gallup Diocese acquired a first-class relic of a martyred saint of the Mexican Cristero Rebellion, Bishop James S....

Vatican to begin trial of computer tech accused of helping papal butler

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A second criminal trial opens Nov. 5 in the little courtroom on the ground floor of the Vatican's tribunal building,...

Thousands gather to honor Blessed Virgin Mary in Arizona Rosary Celebration

More than 5,000 Catholics descended on the Phoenix Convention Center Oct. 21 for the annual Arizona Rosary Celebration, now in its 37th year in...

Bioethics Defense Fund to honor local physician

The Bioethics Defense Fund, a public-interest law firm that advocates on behalf of the protection of human life, will honor local physician Marciela Moffitt...

Problems with HHS mandate explained in 15 seconds: ‘It’s that simple’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enC0eFJgmpA?list=UU8lCloTZLlrr7f8u0HYKtvg&hl=en_US] Still unclear on why the U.S. bishops have taken such a strong stand against the U.S. Health and Human Services Department contraceptive mandate?...

Survivor of Rwandan genocide tells story of forgiveness

CHANDLER — Immaculee Ilibagiza, who survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanada that took the lives of nearly a million people, including nearly every member...

All Saints’ Day calls for deeper belief in eternal life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The feast of All Saints should prompt Catholics to believe more deeply in eternal life, Pope Benedict XVI said. The day...