Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 18, 2018
The "prosperity gospel" that U.S. President Donald Trump and many of his advisers and followers seem to espouse does not promote solidarity for the common good, but sees God as giving his blessings to the rich and punishing the poor, said an influential Jesuit journal.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 12, 2018
Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a "myth" that Blessed Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing "Humanae Vitae," the 1968 encyclical on married love and the regulation of births.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 11, 2018
With the children seated around him in the atrium of the Vatican audience hall, Pope Francis answered their questions about his childhood, his school, his vocation and the standard question children ask him, "How did you feel when you were chosen pope?"
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 04, 2018
"The Holy Father has reached the conclusion that the document has not matured enough to be published.”
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 30, 2018
Archbishop Luis Ladaria is one of the 14 men Pope Francis has chosen to make cardinals this year.
Doves and interlocking wedding bands symbolizing the sacrament of marriage are depicted in a stained-glass window at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Deer Park, N.Y.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 25, 2018
Recent reforms encouraged bishops to fully fund their marriage tribunals and not charge petitioners.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 17, 2018
Everything from where a family chooses to invest its savings to where a multinational corporation declares its tax residence are ethical decisions, according to a new Vatican document.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 16, 2018
Commenting on the letter, Pope Francis said, "We must thank God, who alone guides and saves the church, for having allowed Paul VI to continue until the last day of his life to be father, pastor, master, brother and friend."
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 10, 2018
Pope John Paul II described the Mafia as "a culture of death, profoundly inhuman, anti-Gospel, an enemy of human dignity and civil peace.''
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 07, 2018
The theologians said a synodal attitude and way of being church flowed naturally from the Second Vatican Council's description of the church as a communion and its emphasis on the responsibility of all Catholics for the church's life and mission, although each person has been given different gifts