The eight cardinals to begin work on ways to reorganize the Roman Curia are predominantly archbishops of very large archdioceses, but they also have a wide range of pastoral and organizational experiences and skills.
Close to 3 p.m. the Boston Police Department reported that officers had responded to two large explosions along the Boston Marathon route that left three people dead, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 140 wounded.
The murder trial of Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell has produced graphic testimony of “beheadings” of infants who survive abortions, but the lack of national news coverage has drawn protests and criticism from pro-life leaders, congressmen and professional journalists.
Amid rising concerns about corruption and mismanagement in the central administration of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis named an international panel of cardinals to advise him on the latest reform of the Vatican bureaucracy.
When hundreds of thousands of young Catholics gather with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro in the summer, reflections on safeguarding the environment will be part of the program.
Archbishop John Nienstedt is inviting parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to complete an online survey as part of a feasibility study to determine support for a proposed archdiocesan capital campaign.
Thousands of people in Miami, New Jersey, Boston, California, Illinois and other places gathered in early April to call for immigration reform legislation, to urge an end to deportation policies that separate families, and generally to open a nationwide push for immigration-focused changes aimed at Congress and the White House.
Sylvia Such was bursting with excitement as she pulled miniature candy bars from a large bowl in the basement of her Prior Lake home recently. The scene is every chocolate lover’s dream, but her haul of treats is not what put the wide grin on her face.
Catholics are invited in participate in a pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse Wis., May 21.
Kindergarten students at All Saints School in Lakeville were inspired to perform acts of peace and love after studying the topic of peace in religion class.