Hobby Lobby wins injunction against HHS mandate

Hobby Lobby wins injunction against HHS mandate By Catholic News Service OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City July 19 granted a temporary injunction to the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, saying it would not have to comply with the federal health care law mandating that employers provide coverage of contraceptives […]

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Pope clears sainthood path for John Paul II, John XXIII

Photo Caption: Blessed John Paul II is pictured at the start of his 1987 trip to the United States; at right, a painting of Blessed John XXIII, the pope who convened the Second Vatican Council. By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis signed a decree clearing the way for […]

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Faith is light of human life, says pope in his first encyclical

Photo Caption: Pope Francis, right, embraces retired Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony in the Vatican gardens July 5. By: By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei” (“The Light of Faith”), is a celebration of Christian faith as the guiding light of a “successful and […]

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Catholics urged to speak truth ‘with love’ on religious freedom

Photo Caption: A woman wearing patriotic clothing prays during the Fortnight for Freedom closing Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington July 4. By: By Mark Zimmerman, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As people of faith and as Americans, the nation’s Catholics should kneel in prayer and […]

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Father Greeley, sociologist, best-selling author, dies

Photo Caption: Father Andrew Greeley, American sociologist and prolific best-selling author, died May 29 at his home in Chicago. He was 85, and is pictured in a 2003 file photo. By: By Michelle Martin, Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Father Andrew Greeley, a Chicago archdiocesan priest and well-known novelist, journalist and sociologist, died late […]

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Nun, other peace activists found guilty for break-in

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — An 83-year-old woman religious and two other peace activists were found guilty May 8 in a federal court in Knoxville of “intending to harm national security” by breaking into the nuclear weapon-producing facility and defacing its walls last summer. The group: Sister Megan Rice, a member of the Society of the […]

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Retired Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill of Rockford dies at 95

Photo Caption: Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill, retired bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, died April 27 at his residence in Rockford. Bishop O’Neill, 95, was appointed bishop of Rockford in 1968, and served until 1994. ROCKFORD, Ill. (CNS) — Retired Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill of Rockford died April 27 at his residence. He was 95 […]

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