catholic

Little Sisters waging big fight at Supreme Court

The Little Sisters of the Poor and others say any involvement in the offering of birth-control methods they equate with abortion goes against their religious beliefs.

Georgetown rebuked for inviting Planned Parenthood chief

Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl appears to take a swipe at Georgetown University for inviting Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards to speak.

Catholic school reconsiders transgender student ban


After a community backlash, Mount Saint Charles Academy explores ways to provide accommodations for transgender students.

Couple to Catholic bishops: Church failing to address marital issues


Pope Francis and his bishops get a wake-up call from a Wisconsin couple who say the Catholic Church is not addressing the collapse of the traditional family.

Baptizing children of gay couples — new battleground?

Despite campaigns against same-sex marriage, Catholic leaders have avoided doing anything to block gay couples from having their children baptized.

Catholic hospitals at odds with bishops over birth-control mandate

The organization representing Catholic hospitals nationwide says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all employees receive free birth-control coverage.

Crucifixion images no longer command auction prices

Paintings and sculptures of what may be the most iconic scene in the history of art — the crucifixion of Jesus — are no longer commanding the auction prices they once did.

Catholic leaders urge support for Boy Scouts after shift on gays

The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors that the BSA’s new policy welcoming gay Scouts “is not in conflict with Catholic teaching.”