Posted on 09/17/2019 17:25 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Most people recognize the importance of obtaining consent before retrieving organs from the bodies of deceased persons. They also understand the necessity of showing respect for those bodily remains following death.
Posted on 09/17/2019 15:23 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized "the continuing destruction of our common home" and called for "ecological conversion" amid "climate emergency."
Posted on 09/17/2019 15:12 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Arizona's Catholic bishops praised the state Supreme Court's Sept. 16 decision upholding the refusal by two Christian artists to create custom wedding invitations for same-sex couples based on their religious belief in marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Posted on 09/17/2019 15:01 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75.
Posted on 09/17/2019 11:50 AM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia's High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.
Posted on 09/17/2019 11:46 AM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Thousands of documents relating to England's 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canonization, highlighting his role as a pastor and evangelist, said church experts.
Posted on 09/17/2019 11:36 AM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year's Fifth National Encuentro.
Posted on 09/17/2019 11:23 AM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
The term "social justice" is on the lips of many pastoral leaders these days.
Posted on 09/17/2019 11:14 AM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Religion can make an important contribution "to forming a culture of peace," both to "empower and transform individuals" and "humanity as a whole," the Vatican's nuncio to the United Nations said Sept. 13.
Posted on 09/17/2019 11:01 AM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money -- close to $4 billion in the past 20 years -- to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they've suffered.