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U.S. bishops want FCC to require religious programming information

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission has yet to act on a request made by, among others, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that...

Bishops’ meeting Nov. 14-16 in Baltimore more devoted to internal matters...

The U.S. bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore will be shorter than usual and focus primarily on the inner workings of the church than...

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

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, and probably...

Bishops urge Senators to uphold Defense of Marriage Act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops have urged the Senate Judiciary Committee not to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, calling...

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,...

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