(RNS) — The USCCB began as a war council gathered to present a patriotic Catholic face at a critical time for the US and American Catholics.
(RNS) Supporting the Knights these days means supporting the (more or less) loyal opposition to Pope Francis.
(RNS) Clergy and religious organization offer a variety of prayers for those driven to their knees by this election.
(RNS) Carl Anderson, a former Republican official and head of the influential Catholic society, told some 100 bishops: “It is time to stop creating excuses for voting for pro-abortion politicians.”
(RNS) Ron Fournier, a political journalist, talks about rearing a special-needs child, the role of Knights of Columbus in his life and ceding control of parenting expectations.
(RNS) The report included a list of 1,131 Christians killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2014 and 125 churches attacked there in the same period.
(RNS) Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a non-religious family that's challenging the mandatory daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in their children’s classrooms. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) The Knights of Columbus, a wealthy and influential Catholic charitable organization, is a leading funder in efforts to make same-sex marriage illegal in four states that have ballot measures on the issue this fall, according to a coalition of gay rights groups. By David Gibson.
NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who sparked controversy by agreeing to deliver the closing blessing at the Republican convention in Tampa this week, on Monday raised more questions about his political role by asking both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama to sign a “civility pledge” promoted by a leading conservative Catholic activist. By David Gibson.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) For the past four months, the Vatican has been in turmoil over the publication of several internal memos in the Italian press and in a bestselling book. The case led to the unprecedented arrest of the pope's butler, but is it possible to distinguish fact from fiction in this not-so-holy whodunit? By Alessandro Speciale.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The president of the Vatican Bank was forced to resign Thursday after a months-long dispute over implementing new financial transparency rules to bring the Vatican in line with other institutions. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) U.S. Catholic leaders say a new film about a Catholic civil war in 1920s Mexico has important lessons for U.S. Catholics in 2012, and they're hoping "For Greater Glory" will help rally the faithful around their bid to defend "religious freedom." By Lauren Markoe.