A California pastor competed in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii this year, possibly the first Catholic priest to cross the finish line.
Statements on preaching and ways bishops can respond using new technologies to modern-day challenges to their teaching authority are among the items the U.S. bishops will consider when they gather in Baltimore for their annual fall assembly.
Set for Nov. 12-15, the assembly also will consider a statement on work and the economy proposed by the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development as a way to raise the profile of growing poverty and the struggles that unemployed people are experiencing.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Wearing an FDNY jacket, Dolan called the storm a "tragedy" that has brought out the "most noble sentiments of people."
What do you say? Our hearts are broken when we see the loss of life, the grieving families, the devastation, and the ruination -- people without their cherished possessions and their homes.
A woman whose spouse died after 10 years fights for Washington state's Referendum 74 but keeps her Catholic identity.
Dioceses along the East Coast followed the government's lead and closed Monday and Tuesday for Hurricane Sandy.
The Tablet of London is reporting that German theologian Hans Küng says he will "withdraw from the big stage" in March when he turns 85. He wants to make "room for the next generation," The Tablet reports. Küng will also publish is third volume of memoirs next year.
The appointments weren't announced during the synod, so news only spread during the prelates' lunch break.
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Since 1997, Eleanor St. John has lived for the day when one of her greatest heroes would be recognized as a saint by the Catholic church -- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
That year, St. John attended her first Tekakwitha Conference, named for the young maiden known as the "Lily of the Mohawks."
Blessed Kateri, the daughter of a Christian Algonquin mother and a Mohawk father in upstate New York, will be canonized Sunday at the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI, along with several others. She will become the first Native American saint.
The Knights have contributed millions of dollars to several campaigns to stop the legalization of gay marriage, the report says.