| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The Supreme Court argument on the constitutionality of a California ban on same-sex marriage took place on the 10th anniversary of the arguments in another critical case involving treatment of gays. In the end, allegedly activist liberal justices defied ...
| Apr 7, 2013
When Will County sheriff's deputies found the Rev. William Virtue sneaking into a private quarry in 1986, police records state that the Roman Catholic priest had blankets, two six packs of beer and a 10-year-old boy with him. He fled on foot when officers...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Politicians usually talk about being pro-life when it comes to opposing abortion. As a Catholic who served as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican under President George H. W. Bush, I share a deep commitment to protecting the sanctity of life in the womb. But...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:35 AM
SOUTH BEND — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be the principal speaker and recipient of an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s commencement...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Despite deteriorating health, Bishop Emeritus John M. DArcy preached the word of God right up to the end.
During a mass held last week by the Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades at DArcy's Fort Wayne home, DArcy -- confined to a wheelchair -- began preaching...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 11:27 AM
The Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese responded to Notre Dame's decision to expand support programs for gay students and recognize a gay student organization on campus.
Notre Dame announced the decision this week after years of rejecting similar...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 12:26 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
In a front-page article in Saturday's...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Although U.S. Roman Catholic bishops have stepped into the national conversation about guns with statements and testimony before Congess in favor of gun control, some members of their flock aren't quite so sure.
Religion News Service reports that some...
| Feb 3, 2012
Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who was accused by local prosecutors during his 15-year tenure as head of the Philadelphia archdiocese of ignoring sexual abuse of children by hundreds of priests, has died. He was 88.
The Roman Catholic archdiocese...
| Jul 29, 2011
As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:32 PM
ReligionLink reports on the new abortion battleground: states defining the beginning of life at the moment of conception: On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in Mississippi will cast ballots on a so-called “personhood amendment” that would define a...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Episcopal Church members and clergy will be able to join the Roman Catholic Church under a new structure, the equivalent of a diocese, created by Pope Benedict XVI....