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Video game review: ‘Madden NFL 12’ rated for adults and adolescents

“Madden NFL 12” (EA Sports) puts professional football right into the hands of the player. The customizable features are seemingly endless in this latest...

Disarmament drive in Sao Paulo churches yields 271 firearms

SAO PAULO -- Nineteen parishes in Sao Paulo, Brazil, opened their doors to collect guns and ammunition as part of the city-wide Religions United...

Coptic Catholic leader warns of Christian-Muslim rift in Egypt

FRIBOURG, Switzerland -- The patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt blamed Islamic fundamentalists for the increasing number of attacks on Christians and...

Prayer and laughs: Books offer clues to what makes priests happy

"Why Priests are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests" by Stephen J. Rossetti. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind.,...

Coming of Age: Underage drinking isn’t worth the risk

By Erick Rommel Just because something is illegal doesn't mean that people don't do it. If you drive a car, you've gone over the speed limit,...

Worth renting? Check out these ratings of movies on video,...

Here’s a list of home video releases of theatrical movies that Catholic News Service has rated on the basis of moral suitability. These classifications refer...

Cinema savvy: What’s this movie rated?

Here’s a list of recent movies rated by Catholic News service on the basis of moral suitability. The first symbol after each title is the...

Wisconsin bishops urge people to keep guns out of church

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's bishops have urged Catholics not to take weapons to church even though a new state law went into effect Nov....

Counselor: Abortion hurts men, too

WAUWATOSA, Wis. -- If you see abortion as a woman's issue, you see it differently than Greg Hasek. Hasek, 48, a Portland, Ore., area marriage/family...

Poll: Almost half of Irish report unfavorable view of church

DUBLIN -- Almost half of Irish people polled say they now have an unfavorable view of the Catholic Church. Of those with a negative view,...

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