The Cardinal Newman Society defines its mission as helping "strengthen Catholic identity," but college and university presidents criticize the society.
Faith & Parish
A new matching grant fund established by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston aims to help address "the grief and anguish of the poor among us," especially the children living in poverty, said Bishop Michael J. Bransfield.
Announcing the fund at a Nov. 29 news conference, he said it will provide matching grants for parishes, schools and agencies in the diocese that wish to implement local programs and outreach to address issues he identified in a pastoral letter he issued in early November.
We say: Barring women from ordination to the Catholic priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand. The call to the priesthood is a gift from God.
Analysis: A year ago, the Catholic church began to use the missal. No one revolted, but can we call it a success?
Tired of crowds and commercialism? Here are a few alternative ways to buy Christmas gifts for your loved ones and the needy.
At their fall meeting, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to accept a new preaching document, an admonishment of poor preaching.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote of the decision: "I dread this! I'd rather be opening new schools, not closing some." This would be the second round of closures.
On Thursday, members of the Father Ryan High School Marching Band will perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The Cardinal Newman Society is probably best known for its role in controversies over speakers or course offerings, conflagrations it often helps ignite.
Learning from the burgeoning charter school movement is one way to solve the current Catholic school crisis, said education experts at a recent half-day seminar.