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Church’s only Puerto Rican cardinal dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez, the second Puerto Rican to be ordained a bishop and the only Puerto Rican cardinal,...

Judge rules Kansas City bishop must stand trial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri judge declined to dismiss misdemeanor charges of failing to report suspected child sexual abuse against Bishop Robert W....

April list of film and home video ratings

  Here is a list of recent films that Catholic News Service has rated on the basis of moral suitability. The first symbol after each title...

Is it already time to go back to ‘Titanic’?

This review originally ran Dec. 11, 1997. Making a spectacle of the greatest sea disaster of the century is the special effects blockbuster, "Titanic" (Paramount),...

In ‘very religious’ USA, Gallup sees Delaware residents as ‘moderately’ so...

  PRINCETON, N.J. — Delaware is the only state where more residents said they were moderately religious (34 percent) than very religious or nonreligious (33...

Bishops reject latest HHS proposal on contraceptives mandate

WASHINGTON — Even with a new federal proposal that third-party administrators pay the costs of contraceptives for religious employers who object to the coverage,...

Rebels destroy Caritas office, church in Mali

VATICAN CITY — Rebels fighting to establish a separate state in northern Mali destroyed a Caritas office and a local church in Gao, one...

Religious ed congress draws 40,000 to Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Catholics from 41 countries and 47 U.S. states gathered in Anaheim or watched the live webcast of the annual Los Angeles...

Religious freedom rallies held

Hundreds of people gathered March 23 in front of U.S. courthouses, state capitols and historic sites to support religious freedom and protest a federal...

Phila. ex-priest admits abuse; lawsuits settled, filed

PHILADELPHIA — As two of his former colleagues prepared to face trial on abuse-related charges, a former priest of the Philadelphia archdiocese was sentenced...

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