The re-emergence of the late Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernardin as a model for the American Catholic future is a surprise of Francis' papacy.
Anyone who's familiar with the arduous, years-long process of getting English-language liturgical texts into use might be a bit surprised to learn that there is no comparable system for single-source Spanish translations of missals and other liturgical books.
The "humility, sense of humor and, above all, spirituality" of retired Auxiliary Bishop James J. Daly of Rockville Centre, who died Oct. 14, "touched thousands and thousands of the faithful in a very deep and personal way," said the head of the diocese.
Bishop William Murphy said the late auxiliary bishop, who was 92 years old, was "truly a trailblazer and visionary during the early formative years of this diocese."
A funeral Mass was celebrated for Daly on Friday at the Cathedral of St. Agnes, followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery in Elmont, N.Y.
Laughingly describing himself as America's most famous Catholic, Stephen Colbert headlined the 68th annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation held Thursday.
Eco Catholic: Cardinal Peter Turkson spoke with members of Occupy the World Food Prize on Wednesday, vowing to be a voice for them with the church.
Roy Bourgeois has been disinvited from a fundraiser for SNAP because some members of the organization feared he would use the event to advance the cause of women's ordination.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone stepped down Tuesday with a speech praising the pontificate of retired Pope Benedict XVI and stressing its continuity with that of Pope Francis.
The brainchild of two Catholic Knights of Malta has led to hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours and the renovation of 8,000 low-income homes.
At 82, Bishop John Shelby Spong doesn't have to be the liberal enfant terrible whose pronouncements against traditional dogmas once scandalized Christendom.
Could the death penalty be dying? Have we had enough of the five methods of state-sanctioned killing: hanging, shooting, gassing, drugging and electrocuting? Are we finally agreeing with Harry Blackmun, who, before retiring from the Supreme Court in 1994, said that the death penalty should be unconstitutional in all cases?