ANAHEIM, California – For some time now, sociologists and philosophers have played with the word “post-secular” as a way of describing the cultural milieu of the early 21st century. Popularized by the German intellectual Jürgen Habermas, “post-secular” is a notoriously elastic concept – among other things, it's not clear if [...]
After the quasi-festive nature of Laetare “Rejoice” Sunday last weekend, the Church now enters a more concentrated time of penance.
Historically called Passiontide, this period recalls the slow seclusion of the Lord Jesus from his public ministry as he begins for his Passion. These final days of Lent, therefore, call believers [...]
MUMBAI, India – Poor rural women and girls around the world have been victimized by human traffickers, who target their communities due to their poverty and lack of social services.
A seminar to discuss tackling this problem was co-sponsored by the Vatican's mission to the United Nations in New York on [...]
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican bowed to pressure Saturday and released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it.
The previously hidden part of the letter provides the [...]
DENVER, Colorado – The history of Catholic America is, in many ways, an Irish story, with immigrant congregations and their descendants putting their stamp on many churches across the country.
“It was the Irish who made the Church grow,” said Michael McCormack, National Historian of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an [...]