• Pope thanks nuns for telling him there’s a ‘disconnect’

    Pope thanks nuns for telling him there’s a ‘disconnect’

    • May 12, 2016

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world on Thursday that to talk about women when they’re not present is not “evangelical,” and thanked one nun for informing him there’s a “disconnect” at times with Church authorities. “To talk about someone when

  • Pope calls missionaries heroes of evangelization

    Pope calls missionaries heroes of evangelization

    • May 10, 2016

    VATICAN CITY — Young women and men who are tired of today’s self-centered, materialistic society should consider becoming missionaries — the heroes of evangelization, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. “Life is worth living” to the full, “but in order to live it well, ‘consume’ it in service, in

  • Sisters of Life reach out to single moms in 25-year-old ministry

    Sisters of Life reach out to single moms in 25-year-old ministry

    • May 10, 2016

    NEW YORK — On a drizzly gray morning in early May, the bright kitchen at Visitation Mission on Manhattan’s East Side was filled with the sound of laughter and the inviting aromas of fresh-cut vegetables and baking cookies as postulants and novices of the Sisters of Life prepared food for

  • Cardinal Burke leads Italians on ‘March for Life’

    Cardinal Burke leads Italians on ‘March for Life’

    • May 10, 2016

    ROME— People from at least two dozen countries joined Italians May 8 for the sixth annual National March for Life in Rome. Carrying multicolored balloons, crucifixes or children, the estimated 30,000 people walked through the historic center of the city and joined Pope Francis for the midday recitation of the

  • Chaldean archbishop doesn’t see Christians wiped out of Iraq

    Chaldean archbishop doesn’t see Christians wiped out of Iraq

    • May 10, 2016

    HARISSA, Lebanon — Despite predictions that Christianity could be wiped out of his war-torn homeland within five years, an Iraqi Catholic cleric said he believes in God’s ultimate preservation. “This prognosis may be of thinkers or politicians, but not of the believers,” Chaldean Archishop Yousif Mirkis of Kirkuk told Catholic

  • Theologians’ brief in Little Sisters case may lead to compromise

    Theologians’ brief in Little Sisters case may lead to compromise

    • May 7, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court cases, with their multiple friend-of-the-court briefs, leave extensive paper trails behind. Although many briefs get lost in the shuffle, occasionally some stand out. In Zubik v. Burwell, the challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception requirement better known as the “Little Sisters of the Poor” case,