Sydney cardinal: Priests have right to discuss politics when preaching
Jan 05 2011
PERTH, Australia – Cardinal George Pell of Sydney has defended the right of priests to speak against the legalization of same-sex marriage from the pulpit.

President signs repeal of military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
Dec 24 2010
WASHINGTON – With the repeal of the policy that banned gays from serving openly in the armed forces, an auxiliary bishop of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said Dec. 23 that “there are no changes” to the archdiocese’s ministry “and our response” to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

A vocation is no minor call
Nov 18 2010
The question on the cover of the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, caught my eye: “What’s your true calling?”

Pilgrim pope: Journey to Spain highlights traditional, modern faith
Oct 31 2010
VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has said he’s heading to Spain Nov. 6-7 as a pilgrim, and the trip will give him an opportunity to participate in the most popular foot pilgrimage in Europe, the “camino” or journey to Santiago de Compostela.

Appeals court grants stay on same-sex marriages in California
Aug 18 2010
WASHINGTON – The Aug. 16 decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent the state of California from conducting same-sex marriages while an appeal is under way drew cheers from same-sex marriage opponents.

Actress Patricia Neal dies; she overcame strokes, family adversity
Aug 14 2010
EDGARTOWN, Mass.–- Actress Patricia Neal, who won an Oscar for best actress for her starring role as a housekeeper opposite Paul Newman in the 1963 film “Hud,” died Aug. 8 of lung cancer. She was 84.

Church and state: In Mexico, new reality or pragmatic politics?
Jun 13 2010
MEXICO CITY – The pre-Christmas audience between Pope Benedict XVI and Enrique Pena Nieto, governor of the country’s most populous state, captured enormous attention in Mexico – and generated no shortage of scandalous headlines, too.

Archbishop urges Congress not to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
Jun 04 2010
WASHINGTON - Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services has urged Congress not to repeal the policy banning gays from openly serving in the military.

As the pill marks its 50th year, promises remain unfulfilled
May 19 2010
WASHINGTON – Fifty years ago this May, the Food and Drug Administration gave its approval for the use of a combination of the hormones progesterone and estrogen that the pharmaceutical company Searle said would prevent pregnancy 99.7 percent of the time.

In Portuguese capital, pope urges Catholics to re-evangelize
May 12 2010
LISBON, Portugal – At a Mass for more than 100,000 people in Portugal, Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics to re-evangelize society by witnessing the joy and hope of the Gospel in every sector of contemporary life.

Church will act against sex abuse, pope promises victims
Apr 21 2010
VATICAN CITY – Recalling a recent meeting with victims of sex abuse by clergy, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated his promise that the church was doing everything it could to end abuse.

Young people ask pope for guidance in facing their fears, doubts
Apr 19 2010
VALLETTA, Malta – In an unexpected display of honesty and frankness, five young Maltese men and women spoke to Pope Benedict XVI about their hopes, doubts and fears as well as the contradictions they sense within the Catholic Church.