Irish bishops have come in for sharp criticism after deciding they will not publish the results of the Vatican survey on the family.
Faith & Parish
When Pope Francis encourages compassion for those judged and excluded by the church, I can't really include myself among those alienated masses. I'm not gay. I'm not a woman. I'm not divorced.
But he speaks to me as a lifelong Catholic estranged from a hierarchy too often in conflict with what seem to me to be basic Christian values.
True, Francis has not changed the policies that perpetuate the discrimination I find so objectionable.
Of the almost 200 Catholic dioceses in the United States, just over a third were given the opportunity to respond to the Vatican's questionnaire for the synod on the family.
An early morning fire Saturday in the Milwaukee archdiocese destroyed historic buildings at St. Lawrence High School Seminary in Mount Calvary, one of the few remaining high school seminaries in the country.
No one was injured in the five-alarm blaze that leveled the seminary's original chapel and the adjoining St. Joseph Hall, both built in 1873 atop a tall hill overlooking a region known as the Holy Land east of Fond du Lac.
Firefighters from 41 agencies in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Winnebago and Calumet counties responded to the fire shortly after daybreak.
The Omaha, Neb., Archdiocese has purchased land near the college campus in hopes of building a Newman Center to open in the fall of 2016.
A reflection on the recent Pew study on the American response to Pope Francis.
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Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila urged students and young professionals to follow the example of Christ’s life, suffering and crucifixion as a model of Christian leadership.
For Christians, Lent is a 40-day season of fasting, reflection and penance culminating in Holy Week and the Easter Sunday commemoration of Jesus’ Resurrection.
In her memoir City of God, Sara Miles suggests religion is not so much about belief in doctrine or right behavior, but hunger and desire for abundant life.