Catholic Church

Pope Francis greets looks on as he arrives in Isernia, southern Italy, on July 5, 2014 during a one day visit in the Molise region. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Pope Francis: Catholics Don’t Have to Breed ‘Like Rabbits’

A local Catholic deacon attempts to explain new comments from Pope Francis about birth control and family planning.

01/21/2015

Cardinal Leo Raymond Burke walks on St Peter's square after a cardinals' meeting on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Burke Argues Catholic Church Has Become Too Feminized

A “feminized” church and altar girls is part of the cause for today’s clergy shortage in the Catholic church, according to former St. Louis Archbishop Cardinal Raymond Burke.

01/08/2015

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Archdiocese ‘Disappointed’ in Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Leaders of the Catholic Church are not happy with the groundbreaking ceremony, in which four same-sex couples got married at City Hall.

06/27/2014

US cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan attends a mass at the St Peter's basilica before the conclave on March 12, 2013 at the Vatican. Cardinals moved into the Vatican today as the suspense mounted ahead of a secret papal election with no clear frontrunner to steer the Catholic world through troubled waters after Benedict XVI's historic resignation.The 115 cardinal electors who pick the next leader of 1.2 billion Catholics in a conclave in the Sistine Chapel will live inside the Vatican walls completely cut off from the outside world until they have made their choice. Photo: AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS

Archbishop Dolan: Pope Francis is in Touch with Church’s Needs

Timothy Dolan, a St. Louis native and the Archbishop of New York, says Pope Francis is genuine and sincere.

04/21/2014

Pope Francis (C) and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. The meeting at the Vatican comes as a welcome rest-stop for Obama during a six-day European tour dominated by the crisis over Crimea, and the US leader will doubtless be hoping some of the pope's overwhelming popularity will rub off on him. (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS Poll: Would You Rather Meet the Pope or the President?

Catholics are feeling more connected to the church, and they’d rather meet Pope Francis than President Obama.

03/28/2014

Newly appointed cardinal  Timothy Michael Dolan archbishop of New York, receives congratulations  as his leaves the Saint Peter's Basilica on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 84 year old Pontiff installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his successor.(Getty/Franco Origlia)

Dolan: Pope’s Comments Not ‘Change in Church Doctrine’

What the announcement does signify, according to Dolan, is “a change in tone or emphasis.” “Homosexuality is not a sin. Homosexual acts are,” Cardinal Dolan said on CBS.

07/30/2013

Cathedral-Basilica

Archbishop Carlson Subpoenaed In Crimminal Case

Archbishop Robert Carlson has been subpoenaed to give a deposition in the criminal case of a priest at the Cathedral Basilica.

07/12/2013

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Local Catholics Gather for the Fortnight for Freedom Mass

Catholics will gather Wednesday to take part in the Fortnight for Freedom Mass, which was prompted by the current trends in redefining marriage in the United States.

07/03/2013

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Photo via marekbozek.com)

St. Stanislaus and Archdiocese Come to Terms

The cease-fire shuts a legal battle over ownership of church assets which began in 2008

02/14/2013

Newly appointed cardinal  Timothy Michael Dolan archbishop of New York, receives congratulations  as his leaves the Saint Peter's Basilica on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 84 year old Pontiff installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his successor.(Getty/Franco Origlia)

Dogtown Priest Discusses Odds Of Dolan Becoming Pope

“He’s never had, as far as I know, any desire to climb, to grow in importance in the church. He just really is interested in people,” John Johnson said.

02/13/2013

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