A federal judge in New York granted Catholic organizations in the area a permanent injunction on complying with the federal contraceptive mandate.
On a dark, damp and expensive Tuesday night at Sotheby’s auction house in Manhattan, one of the 11 surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in English in America, (and the first book of Scripture) was sold for the highest price ever recorded for a print book in open sale, $14.2 million (for a bid of $12.5 million, plus fees).
That price was a million dollars more than the $11.5 million paid for the previous record-holder, John James Audubon’s “Birds of America,” in 2010.
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.
The Friends of Franz Jägerstätter peace group have turned their focus to young Christians in spreading their message of nonviolence.
Catholics' support is measured because they believe the U.N.'s current Millennium Development Goals were drawn up without the participation of groups working to solve poverty and hunger.
The rights of those who object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those pursued by gay rights advocates.
Fr. Helmut Schüller closed his "Catholic Tipping Point" tour Thursday, delivering thousands of red ribbons to Cardinal Timothy Dolan's office.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the pope's words "may be something people find new and refreshing. I for one don't think it is."
The International Criminal Court declined a request from victims of clergy sexual abuse to investigate Vatican officials and their responsibility for the abuse of children by Catholic priests around the world.
In a two-page letter May 31, the court told the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, which represented the victims, that the offenses alleged in the survivor's petition "do not appear to fall within the jurisdiction of the court."
Essay: A forum on faith-based humanitarianism in May discussed the layers of complexity that come with such aid.