Meeting the approval of the wider public "is not the criterion to which (bishops) submit," Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday at his Epiphany Mass. "Our criterion is the Lord himself."
Faith & Parish
The Lalanne service-teaching program administered by the University of Dayton provides rookie Catholic school teachers with the environment they need to succeed.
Get ready, sports fans: A new Catholics Come Home "evangomercial" is coming to a TV near you this bowl season.
A scruffy-looking man walked up and down St. Louis' antiques row, trying to peddle an old Bible to store owners, but several thought something was amiss.
Kenez Jakovac of Hammonds Books said he felt the same way, but paid the man $30 for the Bible on Dec. 23. Jakovac said he believed the Bible was worth $500 to $1,000 and he suspected it might be stolen.
He said he did an Internet search the day after Christmas and found a Post-Dispatch story about a special Bible stolen from St. Johns Lutheran Church just days before Christmas services.
Over New Year's, 45,000 people -- mostly young adults -- in the Taize ecumenical community made a pilgrimage to Rome for prayer and reflections on scripture.
We say: There have been many stories of darkness recently, but we hope the sun of justice can return.
We say: Notre Dame, with the approval of its local bishop, has decided to establish a student organization for LGBT students, a move that deserves recognition.
A new report on global religious identity shows that those with no religious affiliation -- including atheists and agnostics -- are now the third-largest "religious" group in the world.
Seven in 10 Mass-goers say the new English translation of the Roman Missalis a "good thing," yet a strong minority, including bishops and priests, remain hesitant.
Largely a change in structure and staffing, the plan will maintain each parish's identity while pushing parishes toward a renewed focus on evangelization.