‘Great War’ Brought US Catholics Into Mainstream

World War I was dubbed “the Great War” because of the near-global scale of the fighting. Some called it “the World War,” and many had thought it was “the war to end all wars.” But its status as World War I was cemented when World War II commenced just 21 years after it ended.


Convention Tells Bishops: Support Black Lives Matter

A standing-room-only crowd of young black Catholics in a frank session that lasted more than two hours told bishops, priests and women and men religious why they stay in the church, what threatens to drive them away and that they want a stronger voice from church officials for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Bishop Blasts Militarization Of Border

Denouncing the “demonization of migrants,” hateful rhetoric, the militarization of the border and a system that divides families, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, called on Catholics to heed the Church’s teachings to welcome the migrant.

Pro-Life Democrats Are Concerned for Party

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Democratic National Committee Chairman Thomas Perez caused an uproar with pro-life Democrats when he released a statement in April stating that the Democratic Party’s commitment to “choice” is non-negotiable. “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is […]

Symbols of Religion Are A Capital Idea in DC

Elaborate artwork adorns the monumental buildings in the nation’s capital, depicting the beauty and grandeur of the neoclassical era that inspired these buildings.

National Conference Energizes Church Leaders

The first century of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has concluded with its organization of an unprecedented and powerful gathering of Catholics in Orlando, Florida.

Church Leaders Renewed, Ready to Spread Gospel

For some it was about keeping young people in the church. Others wanted to hear about diocesan ministries in another locale and perhaps bring an idea home. A few more were glad they could be heard by a bishop or two.