Eco Catholic: It seemed like 2013 spawned a near-continuous spate of disasters and calamities in the United States and around the world.
As Catholics around the world joined in Tuesday for a day of prayer to eradicate world hunger, Boston’s Cardinal Seán O’Malley said the U.S. government should not pursue cuts to food stamp programs.
Speaking at an event hosted at The Catholic University of America as part of the international “wave of prayer” organized by the Vatican’s federation of international Catholic charities agencies, O’Malley said now is “not a time to retreat” from aiding people experiencing poverty or hunger.
John Haas, president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, said the lawsuit against the USCCB is "frivolous" and will "go absolutely nowhere."
Analysis: Those who call for a living wage say recent protests should have received more attention because that right is included in Catholic social teaching.
From the interfaith clergy to the civil rights heroes, from the union activists and community organizers to one of the youngest members of Congress, those involved in an event Tuesday spanned the wide range of people working to keep Washington's attention on comprehensive immigration reform.
Marking the 22nd day of the Fast for Families, a prayer-and-fasting activity being observed around the country as well, four people who had consumed only water for 22 days broke their fast and symbolically handed over the role to others.
As the Thanksgiving holiday neared, both the White House and Catholic Rural Life raised the specter of possible huge cuts in funding for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
But the silence from the House-Senate conference committee working on the farm bill -- which includes funding for SNAP -- and the abbreviated work schedule for Congress leaving little time in December for lawmakers to arrive at a compromise mean the specter could still be present as Christmas nears. The latest extension of the farm bill expires New Year's Day
Terri Steinberg said she never thought about the death penalty until her son was put on death row.
Auxiliary Bishop Philip Hannan of Washington was a close friend and confidant of President John F. Kennedy, but he had kept that friendship secret.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday to allow Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that require doctors who perform abortions in clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Michael Olson, currently rector of Holy Trinity Seminary at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, to head the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas.
Olson, 47, is a Fort Worth diocesan priest. He succeeds Bishop Kevin Vann, who was named bishop of the diocese of Orange, Calif., in September 2012.
The appointment was announced Tuesday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.