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Living Our Faith: Sacrament series – Baptism

Baptism "grafts" believers "as a living member onto Christ and his church," Pope Francis said. Celebrating our baptismal day helps place our faith in the...

Baltimore archdiocese wins appeal on pregnancy centers, free speech

BALTIMORE -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down a Baltimore ordinance that would have forced pro-life pregnancy centers in...

Sisters of Mercy focus on solidarity with immigrants

WASHINGTON -- In a strongly worded message prior to National Migration Week Jan.7-13, the president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas expressed...

Grant helps translate religious life blog into Spanish

MILWAUKEE -- A recent stint translating blogs from Spanish to English on Alverno College's SisterStory website gave graduate Sarai Melendez a lesson in religious...

Sister Courtney, inspiration for ‘Trouble with Angels,’ dies at 95

SINSINAWA, Wis. -- A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 2 for Dominican Sister John Eudes Courtney, who spent 68 years in religious life. Sister...

Chile, Peru eager for weeklong visit from pope

TEMUCO, Chile -- Sergio Catalaf's son was just 3 days old when police arrested the Mapuche Indian leader, accusing him of terrorism. He and...

Bishop Curlin remembered for friendship, champion of sick, poor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bishop William G. Curlin, retired bishop of Charlotte who died Dec. 23, was remembered during his funeral Mass for his joy,...

‘Most vulnerable’ newborn saved by ‘Angel Cradle’ program

EDMONTON, Alberta -- A safe-haven program called Angel Cradle, operated by Covenant Health, may have saved a newborn baby's life. A healthy baby was dropped...

Catholic protesters killed and jailed in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo -- Church leaders in Congo expressed shock after security forces fired on Catholic protesters, leaving at least eight dead and 120 people...

Minnesota bankruptcy case continues in mediation

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said a bankruptcy judge's decision that the archdiocese should return to mediation with...

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