Global solidarity is needed so that every country can guarantee all of its citizens have access to health care, a Vatican official told the annual assembly of the World Health Organization.
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Irish society is not just suffering from the sex abuse scandal but from a failure to pass on the faith to the younger generation, said the archbishop of Dublin.
Southern Africa's independent Catholic weekly defended the Vatican against criticism for allowing Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to receive Communion at the beatification of Blessed Pope John Paul II, but took Church officials to task for the warm welcome given the dictator.
Catholics are looking for guidance and a larger voice from the Vatican on ethical principles for the world of finance and the environment, said some participants in a Vatican meeting on social justice.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation May 12 that would require abortion clinics to adhere to the same standards as other outpatient health facilities.
A vintage steam train, dubbed the Caritas Express, makes a short run as it prepares to leave the rarely used Vatican train station for a journey to Orvieto May 21.
A new Vatican instruction calls on local bishops and pastors to respond generously to Catholics who seek celebration of the Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly known as the Tridentine rite.
Philippine authorities warned Catholics that they would be charged for back taxes if they withheld tax payments to protest provisions of the reproductive health bill pending in the country's legislature.
Salt and Light Television, based in Toronto, which only started broadcasting in 2003, won its third Gabriel Award.
It has been nearly 10 years since her death, but for Thomas Heidenberger, his wife Michele remains foremost in his mind.