Catholics in England and Wales will be obliged to abstain from meat every Friday under a new rule brought by the bishops.
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U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation.
John Garvey is convinced that religious freedom will be the most important issue facing the Catholic Church in the United States over the next half century.
An article in the Vatican newspaper said that, on a practical level, condom campaigns increase the possibility of AIDS infection by promoting a false sense of security.
Members of Caritas Internationalis elected an official from the French charity Secours Catholique to be their secretary general.
Because it acts in the name of the Catholic Church in promoting development and helping the needy, Caritas Internationalis must be guided by bishops and the official teaching of the Church, Pope Benedict said.
In building a world of peace and justice, the Catholic Church must listen to the ideas and hopes of young people and offer them educational opportunities that will strengthen their ability to work for the common good, the Vatican said.
Bishop Raymond Lahey's sentencing hearing will take place June 24, when the judge gets to hear testimony from a forensic psychiatrist.
Michael Coren, Catholic author and journalist, has been chosen this year's recipient of the Catholic Civil Rights League's Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life.
San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer called a proposed ban on circumcision that qualified for the Nov. 8 ballot in San Francisco "a misguided initiative" and "an unconscionable violation of the sanctuaries of faith and family" by the city.