Roman Catholic Church


Decline of marriage linked to inequality Pope claims

"Evidence is mounting that the decline of the marriage culture is associated with increased poverty and a host of other social ills" -- Francis,


Bishop to the Forces arrested for child abuse

The Roman Catholic Bishop to the Forces in Australia has been arrested for child abuse. The Rt. Rev.


Government Retaliates Against Navy Chaplain who Sued over Government Shutdown of Catholic Mass

Fr. Ray Leonard, the Catholic Navy Chaplain who sued the Department of Defense and the Navy after he was barred from celebrating Mass during the recent the Government shutdown, is now the target of Government retaliation, the Thomas More Law Center reports.


Vatican to place St Peter's relics on public display

The Vatican will mark the conclusion of the “Year of Faith” with the first public exhibition of the the relics of St. Peter, the Apostle and first Bishop of Rome.

Archbishop Gerhard Muller

German plan to allow divorced/remarried Catholics to receive Communion blocked

The Vatican has nixed a German archdiocese’s plan to allow divorced and remarried Roman Catholics to receive Communion.


Govt shutdown may shutter military chapels

If the government shutdown continues through the weekend, there will be no Catholic priest to celebrate Mass this Sunday in the chapels at some U.S. military installations where non-active-duty priests serve as government contractors.


Principles for a Just Solution to the Conflict in Syria

The Vatican Information Service has released the following statement on the Roman Catholic Church's position on the civil war in Syria. The Church opposes the division of the country along sectarian lines, calls for the "reinstatement of dialogue" amongst the parties, and for all parties to promise to protect the rights of the Christian minority.