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.

Presentations to answer questions on marriage, divorce and annulments
Apr 19 2010
The Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will host a series of presentations on the church’s teachings on marriage, divorce and annulments. To be held through the end of May, the events are open to everyone but especially the divorced or those marrying a divorced person, Catholics married outside the church, RCIA team members and parish staff. Group question-and-answer sessions and private representatives will also be available.

Unconditional love can heal
Apr 08 2010
Among the numerous challenging things that Jesus said were his words in Luke 6:41: “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the beam in your own eye.”

Denver archbishop defends Boulder school’s decision on children of lesbians
Mar 11 2010
DENVER – The decision to refuse re-enrollment at a Boulder Catholic school to two children of lesbian parents was the only outcome that was fair to the children, their teachers, school parents and “the authentic faith of the church,” said Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Retreat helps children of divorce and separation
Feb 18 2010
A new and much-needed ministry to help children cope with their parents’ divorce or separation is taking shape in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Pope condemns ‘plague’ of abortion in Romania, Moldova
Feb 12 2010
VATICAN CITY – Even Catholic families in Romania and Moldova are falling victim “to the plagues of abortion, corruption, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as birth control using methods contrary to the dignity of the human person,” Pope Benedict XVI said.

Ruling on same-sex marriage in D.C. called ‘partisan paternalism’
Feb 11 2010
WASHINGTON – By refusing to allow residents of the District of Columbia to vote on same-sex marriage, a district board is undermining religious freedom and promoting “partisan paternalism under the guise of righteousness,” according to an analysis by the Archdiocese of Washington.