Long before Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'" that ties care for earth with care for humanity was promulgated, congregations of women religious were stepping out to protect creation.
During the seminar's breakout session at the Pope Pius XII Center in Manila, the room buzzed with phrases like, "I don't turn on the air much anymore," "How about non-usage of plastic bags?" and "We…
Des Moines Bishop Richard E. Pates encouraged Catholic Iowans to take advantage of the state's first-in-the-nation role in the presidential electoral process to keep in mind the issue of caring for the environment.
"Nos hemos reunido hoy en esta noche, no para entablar discusiones políticas, sino para apoyar la dignidad humana de nuestros hermanos y hermanas haitianos que se encuentran en esta triste situación de verse deportados hacia…
The archbishop called Pope Francis' visit "a true gift for all regardless of faith tradition."
"For the fervor that he's showed, for the humility he showed us — he shared as if he were one of us — it's something so inexplicable that today we have him as pope."
Witnesses at a Capitol Hill hearing urged Congress to pass a reauthorization measure that would keep funding going for transplant programs that use adult stem cells from bone marrow and cord blood to treat diseases…
Strong families, Pope Francis said, help build strong individuals and strong societies. They are the place where "our hearts find rest in strong, fruitful and joyful love."
Father Espinal was murdered just two days before Blessed Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop, was shot dead while celebrating Mass — timing not lost on many observers.
Religious freedom is "the human right that guarantees all other rights," Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski said July 4 in his homily at the closing Mass of the U.S. bishops' fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom.