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ABC News to air Pope Francis’ ‘virtual town hall’ with Americans...

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis held a “virtual town hall” with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27...

Walking to Mass: Maryland priest, editor to pace pilgrimage to Philadelphia...

  PHILADELPHIA — As the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catholic Review Media finalized preparations in early summer to transport hundreds of pilgrims to the only...

Katrina anniversary: Odyssey brought many blessings for New Orleans priest

  NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- Like many of his brother priests, Father Dennis Hayes decided to take his chances and stay put as Katrina teased...

Father of Pakistani woman on death row appeals for visitation rights

LAHORE, Pakistan (CNS) -- The father of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman on death row, has filed a High Court petition demanding the...

Knights of Columbus founder ‘loved the priesthood deeply,’ says Archbishop Lori

NEW HAVEN, Conn. —The priesthood of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, “models the teaching of recent popes,” said Baltimore...

New Mexico bishops praise court decision barring assisted suicide

SANTA FE, N.M. — The Catholic bishops of New Mexico in a joint statement welcomed a ruling by the state's Court of Appeals that...

French churches get increased security before feast of Assumption

  PARIS -- Catholic churches in France have been placed under police protection and urged to take extra security measures against possible Islamist attacks before...

Villanova, 76ers coaches promote peace through basketball in Holy Land

JERUSALEM -- Jerusalem is hot, especially in the gym of the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Bilingual School for Jewish Arab Education. Jerusalem is...

Knights’ founder drew principles from ‘heart of Gospel,’ says archbishop

    PHILADELPHIA -- St. John Paul II often referred "to the witness of holy men and women as 'transfigured lives capable of amazing the world,'"...

Bismarck bishop tells Catholic groups with troops to sever ties with...

  BISMARCK, N.D. (CNS) -- Bishop David D. Kagan of Bismarck told Catholic parishes, schools and institutions they must cut ties with the Boy Scouts...

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