A pair of Catholic physicians argue that changes in the way health care is paid for and stronger relationships between doctors and their patients will do more to improve people’s health and uphold the sanctity of life than bureaucratic government-run programs and expensive insurance policies.
With heavy hearts, police officers and first responders attended the first Blue Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Paul since 2011.
In response to the fatal shootings Nov. 2 of two police officers, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said the diocese stands in solidarity with members of the local police force.
As he has done in the past, the pope responded that the question was settled in 1994 by St. John Paul II, who taught that because Jesus chose only men as his apostles, the ordination of women in the Catholic Church is not possible.
Catholics are giving a decided edge to Hillary Clinton, as she has a 5-to-4 margin over Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Oct. 31 at a news conference at the National Press Club. Hispanic Catholics and white women are helping Clinton make these gains, said the poll results, released by the Public Religion […]
Mozambique is plagued by trafficking in human organs and witchcraft is to blame, said a religious sister working in the country.
With finances drained, St. Michael in West St. Paul will cease operations in late November.
St. Michael’s parochial vicar, Father Andrew Brinkman, made the announcement at Sunday Mass Oct. 30. Father Brinkman explained to the congregation that parish leadership made the decision in light of the parish’s short funds and heavy expenses.
Cardinal-designate Blase Cupich of Chicago and Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland are making the friendly bet with the loser donating food from a local restaurant to feed dozens of hungry people.
During Pope Francis’ trip to Sweden Oct. 31-Nov. 1, the Swiss cardinal, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, was asked about the possibility of Catholics and Lutherans receiving Communion together.
The division among Christians, Pope Francis said, goes against Christ’s will for his disciples, weakens their ability to serve the world and often makes it difficult for others to believe Christianity is a religion of peace and fraternity.
As Filipinos remembered their departed on All Souls’ Day, the country’s church leaders called on the faithful to also pray for those who fell victim in the government’s all-out war against illegal drugs.
In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov. 8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies encouraging their people to weigh the issues carefully as they enter the voting booth.