In this year’s election, voters went against nearly all of the ballot initiatives backed by Catholic leaders and advocates, except the referendums on minimum wage increases and gun control measures.
It’s time to move beyond the polarizing presidential campaign so that the basic needs of the unemployed, the world’s poor and the unborn can be addressed, said Catholics who consistently work with Congress and the White House.
The Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, said in a statement it is investigating the incident of a pro-life priest who placed “the body of an aborted fetus” on an altar and broadcast it on Facebook Live to get people to vote for Republican Donald J. Trump, causing “the desecration of the altar.”
Lay and religious leaders of all stripes reacted to news of Donald J. Trump’s upset win in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
“We send our best wishes to the new president that his administration may truly be fruitful,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said. “And we also assure him of our prayers that the Lord would enlighten and sustain him in his service to his country naturally, but also in serving the well-being and peace of the world.”
Pro-life supporters in the Catholic Church are denouncing activist Father Frank Pavone for what he said was an “emergency situation” on the eve of the U.S. presidential election.
After nearly 100 years since construction began on the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the placement of a final mosaic — inside the Trinity Dome — is expected to be completed in December 2017.
An English cardinal has apologized for the “hurt caused” to young unmarried mothers pressured by church agencies in the mid-20th century to surrender their children for adoption.
Priests in central Italy were instructed to celebrate Mass outdoors following another devastating earthquake that rocked the region and brought one its most spiritually and historically significant churches tumbling down.
His toes curl in pain, his veins bulge from exertion, his bony chest heaves in the last throes of death.
If Catholics have a role in helping heal divisions after a turbulent presidential election year, they may need to start looking inward, according to some panelists at a Nov. 1 forum at The Catholic University of America on “Citizenship and Civility: The Role of Catholics in Rebuilding the American Political Culture.”