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‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ is stale but wholesome

As Christmas-season attractions go, the animation and live-action blend "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (Fox) is kind of a stale cookie. In this third outing...

Church agencies aid thousands of Philippine flood victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines -- Church agencies teamed with international aid groups and the Philippine government to assist tens of thousands of people left...

Dutch bishops express ‘shame and sorrow” over sexual abuse history

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A report on a Dutch inquiry said “several tens of thousands of minors” were sexually abused by Catholic Church personnel...

‘Young Adult’ not suitable for young

As pretentiously droll as it is condescending, "Young Adult" (Paramount) shows small-town Minnesota life dominated by chain restaurants, a good deal of alcohol abuse,...

Catholic DVD on marriage is not lobbying, board rules

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has dismissed a complaint stemming from a DVD on marriage mailed to 400,000...

Archbishop Kelly, retired Louisville leader, dead at 80

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, who led the Archdiocese of Louisville from 1982 until his retirement in 2007, died peacefully in his...

Cardinal Foley dies; U.S. Catholic press leader held two Vatican posts

DARBY, Pa. — U.S. Cardinal John P. Foley, who spent more than two decades leading the church's social communications council and later worked for...

Arizona Mercy nun reinstated with the church

PHOENIX — A Mercy sister who was automatically excommunicated because of her role on the ethics committee that allowed an abortion to be performed...

Cuban bishops confirm papal visit in 2012

HAVANA — The Cuban bishops announced that 2012 would be a Marian jubilee year and that Pope Benedict XVI would come to Cuba as...

Molokai sister’s miracle OK’d, reports on Tekakwitha

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The path to sainthood for Blessed Marianne Cope of Molokai has been cleared after a Vatican congregation Dec. 6 confirmed a...

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