The Vatican has ruled that the Massachusetts diocese of Springfield did not adequately justify its decision to close three churches.
Over 200 German-speaking theologians have now signed an open letter calling for married priests and “women in Church ministry”.
Two priests with close links to Egypt have told the Catholic Herald that they fear the Egyptian Catholic Church may have lost credibility over its failure to back the protests that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
The Holy See delegate to the United Nations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt has called on nations to “invest in children” as part of the solution to poverty eradication.
The Jesuit Refugee Service has welcomed the closure of a United Nations refugee centre in Cambodia on government orders.
The Australian Catholic University is set to introduce 40 weeks’ paid leave to new mothers and fathers at 60 per cent of their normal pay – on top of the 12 weeks’ maternity leave on full pay for women and three weeks for men it already provides.
The number of Catholic priests in the world has increased consistently over the past decade and the 'relative superabundance' of priests in Europe and North America has begun to attenuate, the Vatican said.
Egyptians were left feeling angry, frustrated and uncertain with the country’s fluctuating political situation, a Catholic priest told the Catholic News Service just minutes before the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak was announced.
Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the Patriarch of Kyiv-Halych and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Pro-life nurses are facing greater restrictions on their ability to act according to their consciences, the president of an international Catholic nursing association said last week.
Iraq’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Brigade says Pope Benedict would like to visit the ancient city of Ur
Catholic Church officials in the US and the UK have given their blessing to the iPhone app that seeks to help prepare people for confession. But Father Brian Lucas of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference warns that its function is limited, the ABC reports.