Assisted Suicide: measures on ballots for D.C. and Colorado; bill passed in New Jersey senate.
Expanding its scope beyond higher ed, the society's new guidelines urge Catholic schools to expel students who do not conform to their birth gender.
Fr. Warren Hall was barred from ministry for supporting gay advocacy groups and backing a Catholic high school counselor who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage.
Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety turns 104 July 19. But first he will celebrate 50 years as a bishop June 1 and 77 years as a priest June 29.
The appointment of Bernard Hebda as archbishop-designate of St. Paul-Minneapolis raises the question: Who will Hebda become as a now-rooted resident in the historically important archdiocese?
The parish's annual celebration started in 1999 when Deacon Keith McKnight introduced the custom by inviting congregants to pray, celebrate, tell their family story and share a meal.
A "profound sense of reverence and respect" for the lives and gifts of laypeople impacted Fr. William Bausch's approach to being pastor of St. Mary Parish in Colts Neck, N.J.
New Jersey's Catholic bishops have weighed in on a growing concern over a new health insurance plan introduced by the state's largest insurer, saying they were "disappointed" all but one Catholic hospital was being excluded from preferred access.
"Over the years, we had considered Horizon to be a partner in delivering health services even to the vulnerable populations we serve," the bishops' letter said. "With the rollout of the Horizon OMNIA Alliance, that partnership seems to be a memory."
Archbishop John Myers has given his priests strict guidelines on refusing Communion to Catholics who support gay marriage or whose own marriage is invalid in the eyes of the church.
A priest sought by authorities in New Jersey has acknowledged engaging in a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy, but he deflected blame for the incident, saying the teen had "evil in his mind."