U.S. Catholic bishops "must take to heart" that the "vast majority" of U.S. priests are "extremely dissatisfied" with the new translation of the Roman missal, Bishop Donald Trautman said.
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Many of the approximately 150 priests to attend the assembly consider themselves in line with the teachings of Vatican II.
Fr. Helmut Schüller, a leader in Austria's call for church reform, will bring his message to the United States this summer in his first American speaking tour.
Sponsored by 12 Catholic organizations, Schüller will begin his "Catholic Tipping Point" tour July 16 in New York and visit 15 cities coast to coast.
When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the most intense patriotic feelings in a new poll, with more than two-thirds (68 percent) saying they are extremely proud to be an American.
That figure was markedly higher than for white mainline Protestants (56 percent), minority Christians (49 percent), Catholics (48 percent) and religiously unaffiliated Americans (39 percent), according to the study, conducted by the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service.
Chief among perceived threats to religious liberty is the mandate that most employers provide coverage for artificial contraception, which the church morally opposes.
Sixty years ago, one courageous bishop desegregated all Catholic churches in his state in one fell swoop.
Approximately 500 men of all ages and backgrounds were ordained Catholic priests this year in the United States.
James Evans is expected to recover after he was shot in the head Sunday while he and his wife were attending Mass at their home parish in Utah.
This Maryland camp has seen more than 30,000 children since it opened more than 60 years ago.
The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill June 5 that prohibits taxpayer funding of abortions in the federal health care exchanges.
Gov. Tom Corbett has promised to sign the bill, which passed in the state House of Representatives in April.
Corbett announced last December that Pennsylvania would not set up a state health exchange under the 2010 health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Because of that, Pennsylvanians choosing health care as required by the law may choose from the federal exchanges, which include abortion coverage.