Scientists announced this week that they have successfully produced embryonic stem cells by transferring the DNA of human skin cells into unfertilized human eggs to produce embryos, a technique the Church considers to be an abuse of human life.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the second annual Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 21 to July 4, and will consist of national and local efforts to educate Americans on challenges to religious liberty both at home and abroad.
The latest edition of the Pontifical Yearbook shows that while the Church is to shrink in Europe, it continues to expand in Asia and Africa.
The U.S. Department of Education has officially scrubbed the terms “mother” and “father” from federal student aid forms to allow students “to apply for federal student aid within a system that incorporates their unique family dynamics.”
While addressing the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), Pope Francis said that careerists and social climbers are doing great harm to the Church and encouraged the women to embrace a fruitful maternity by remembering their call to be “spiritual mothers.”
Five Italian nuns living in a monastery in western Syria are refusing to be driven out by the bloody civil war in that country and their presence has become a beacon of hope for both Christians and Muslims whose lives have been torn apart by the fighting.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued an “urgent alert” to the faithful, asking them to get behind the Health Care Conscience Rights Act before the birth control mandate takes effect on August 1.
Police are investigating the stabbing of four people who were attending 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday, leaving four people injured.
Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre has returned the 18,000 petitions collected on behalf of Nicholas Coppola, a parishioner who was ousted from ministry in St. Anthony’s parish after marrying his partner.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has come up with a novel way to make the Church more relevant to the young – by comparing Jesus to today’s “hipsters.”