VATICAN CITY — The election of a new archbishop for a Church with 6.5 million Catholics could hold the key to determining if or when Pope Benedict may meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. more . . .
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DUBLIN — Cardinal Sean O’Malley reportedly will tell Pope Benedict that the Catholic Church in Ireland is “on the edge” of collapse due to the fallout from clerical abuse scandals.more . . .
When he heard about the shortage of priests at school in Grade 5, Basilian Father Ireneus Prystajecky asked himself, “Isn’t anybody going to do something about this?” more . . .
Distance normally prevents Catholics from St. Stephen’s Parish in Olds from taking part in activities centred in Edmonton, the seat of the archdiocese. more . . .
In Alaska's Yukon Delta, 220 km from any hint of civilization, Father Joe Classen and a friend worked for "hours and hours and hours" in September 2009 lugging meat from a moose he shot out of a swamp and into a holding place.
An angry mob attacked three Christian churches, including a Catholic parish, and a Catholic-run school in Central Java in Indonesia.
Pakistan's minister for minorities refuses to stop speaking against his country's blasphemy law even though he is a primary target for assassination.
A Vatican official said a new iPhone application can help Catholics prepare for Confession, but cannot substitute for the sacramental encounter between a penitent and a priest.
Ireland's prison chaplains demanded the government take an urgent look at its penal policies following the publication of a report by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture.
Catholic bishops across the U.S. are reminding state legislatures and their fellow citizens that the nation's budgetary problems are not over and must not be resolved on the backs of the poor.