As Notre Dame prepares to play Alabama on Monday in college football's Bowl Championship Series title game, it seems like the clash of the titans.
Viewpoint: Perhaps this year, you may hear a story of courage and faith shared by a transgender person. This will be a grace.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit for retired Auxiliary Bishop Moses B. Anderson, who died Tuesday in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, where he had been living in his retirement. He was 84.
A statement Wednesday from the Archdiocese of Detroit said Anderson died of cardiac arrest.
Retired Bishop Edward T. Hughes of Metuchen, N.J., who was described as an untiring and outspoken defender of life, died Christmas Day. He was 92.
A funeral Mass was scheduled for Jan. 4 in the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, will celebrate the liturgy.
Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski of Metuchen mourned the bishop's death in a Dec. 26 statement, describing him as a "faithful and humble servant" of God.
Residents of the city of Camden are dealing with a record number of homicides in 2012, killings that are an everyday reality.
Catholic students at the Florida Institute of Technology, a secular university, soon will have a dormitory all their own, complete with chapel.
When I first met Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon, we had an informal lunch and talked about her groundbreaking role as the first woman Episcopal Bishop of Washington, D.C., and the second woman bishop in the United States, following Bishop Barbara Harris of Massachusetts.
We talked about the fact that women can’t even be deacons in the Catholic church (yet), but she pointed out that no struggles for gender equality are easy. Catholic women, she believed, would eventually be accepted into all levels of the priesthood.
Our person of the year is circumspect and has a reputation for being an active Catholic who attends his children's sporting events.
Fr. David Verhasselt is accused of breaking the seal of confession, though he was never given the details about the complaint.
Pope Benedict XVI advanced the sainthood cause of Pope Paul VI by recognizing the Italian pope as having lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.