• Pope Francis adds feast of Our Lady of Loreto to Roman Calendar

    Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on December 10. “This celebration will help all people, especially families, youth and religious to imitate the virtues of that perfect disciple of the... Read more
  • Fulton Sheen on the 4 Last Things: Love Is the Key

    During decades speaking on radio, appearing on his Life Is Worth Living television series, and writing dozens of books, Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen made certain to highlight the Four Last Things — death, judgment, heaven and hell. All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day provide the... Read more
  • Nigerian priest abducted and released, officials increase security measures

    The vice-rector of a seminary in Nigeria was kidnapped earlier this week and released two days later, the latest in the ongoing violence against priests that has led Enugu State authorities to ramp up security efforts. Father Arinze Madu, the vice-rector for the Queen of Apostles Seminary,... Read more
  • Buffalo diocese investigation ends, DiMarzio will send report to Vatican

    Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has completed his Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. A statement released by DiMarzio’s own Diocese of Brooklyn on Thursday confirmed that the visitation had concluded and he will submit a report to the Holy See. The bishop offered no comment on his... Read more
  • Cardinal Dolan supports priest who denied Joe Biden communion, but says he wouldn’t have done it

    The South Carolina priest who denied 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden communion based on his outwardly pro-choice platform was fully within his rights, but he might have been able to find a better way to solve the issue, Cardinal Timothy Dolan told "Fox & Friends"... Read more
  • Blessed Stanley Rother: The Man, Missionary & Martyr

    Throughout the Church’s dynamic history, we have always celebrated and venerated the myriad variety of saints. From the hyperdulia (greatest degree of reverence) we owe to Our Blessed Mother to the dulia (reverence, respect, honor) we pay to all the other saints, the apostles and... Read more
  • Why I’m Catholic: One Measly Little Doctrine

    As a “Bible Christian,” I would have said I loved the writings of the Fathers. Of course, what I would have meant is that I loved to read Luther and Calvin and the other heroes of the Reformation. What Christians believed in the second, third, fourth, and fifth centuries of the Christian era... Read more
  • Vatican Cardinals Linked to Missing Millions and Financial Scandal

    An Italian dermatology hospital and two senior cardinals are at the center of a burgeoning financial scandal involving a Vatican bank, the U.S.-based Papal Foundation and millions of euros from misallocated government grants. The events concern the financial collapse of the Istituto... Read more
  • Archdiocese faces third discrimination complaint over same-sex marriage policy

    The Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday defended its decision not to renew the contract of a school employee who publicly defended the same-sex marriages of two former colleagues. Kelley Fisher, who had worked as a social worker at Roncalli High School for 15 years, lost her job last... Read more
  • After communion denial, what does Joe Biden think about abortion?

    Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s denial of reception of Holy Communion in South Carolina on Sunday has renewed scrutiny of his evolving views on abortion. Over the course of his decades-long career, the Catholic former vice president has said in the past that the Supreme Court decision... Read more