Home Authors Posts by Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service

2365 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

White House planning new way for Catholic employers to opt out...

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop...

Catholic Relief adviser: Filipinos found shelter before typhoon struck

MANILA, Philippines — An emergency adviser for Catholic Relief Services said many Filipinos learned from Typhoon Haiyan and willingly went to shelters before Typhoon...

Voters in two states to consider legalizing recreational pot in 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When someone close to Teresa Miller developed an addiction to prescription pain medication in 2009, the Florida mom was...

Senate blocks bill that aimed at reversing Hobby Lobby ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate July 16 voted to block consideration of a bill aimed at reversing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell...

Knights pledge $1.4 million to Special Olympics

The Knights of Columbus has pledged $1.4 million to help cover costs for next year’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The donation, announced...

Utah to appeal ruling on same-sex marriage ban to Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s attorney general said July 9 the state will go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of overturning...

Argentine World Cup fans adopt a papal mascot

Argentina fans wear masks of Pope Francis as they arrive for a fan fest in Rio de Janeiro July 9. Argentina plays Germany for...

Holy Land bishops criticize ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians

JERUSALEM — Catholic leaders in the Holy Land called for an end to the cycle of violence and criticized Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories...

Louisiana court may compel priest to break seal of confession

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s Supreme Court has ruled that a priest may be compelled to testify as to what he heard in the...

Vatican names first woman rector of pontifical university in Rome

VATICAN CITY — The Congregation for Catholic Education has named Angeline Franciscan Sister Mary Melone, 49, to a three-year term as rector of Rome’s...

Diocese