Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been given a new position in the Roman Curia working to help prepare catechism for national bishops' conferences.
"I have come to believe that we must trust women and families -- not politicians -- to make the best decision for their lives."
Between the White House and the U.S. Capitol -- a two-mile terrain where inaugural parades along Pennsylvania Avenue are staged for new presidents -- lies the homeless belt of America. At various sites, the Father McKenna Center, Mount Carmel House, House of Ruth, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, Zacchaeus Community Kitchen, Rachel's Women's Center, N Street Village and the Capital Area Food Bank have been among the havens where beds, meals and other mercies are available to people who need and deserve them.
How can retired priests use our experience and gifts to serve the Lord in expanded roles, and ease the burdens of parish priests overloaded with work due to a dire priest shortage?
The death penalty may be abolished in Kansas if the Kansas Legislature passes House Bill 2129.
According to the bill, “No person shall be sentenced to death for a crime committed on or after July 1, 2015.” Rep. Steven Becker of Buhler, Kan., a member of the House of Representatives judicial committee, introduced the bill in committee on Jan. 27.
Seven young people from six countries shared their stories with the pope and asked him questions during a Google Hangout, a live video conversation online.
NCR Today: The plaintiffs argue that the law shouldn't include doctors who are assisting mentally competent, terminally ill patients who fell they are ready to die.
Faith and Justice: A martyr is someone killed because of hatred of the faith. The problem with this approach is a martyr depends on the motivation of the killer, not the victim.
Archbishop Oscar Romero, now acknowledged by the church as a martyr, has always been so for those who knew him.
Book review: For a generation, Antonin Scalia has served on the U.S. Supreme Court as a singularly polarizing figure.