Pedaling Priests Pick Up Prayers for Vocations

After riding bicycles a little more than 340 miles over five days, three young priests of the Diocese of Peoria sailed across the Indiana state line April 28, bringing Priests Pedaling for Prayers to a close.

Catholic Media Combats Challenge of Aging Priests

Catholic news media might be the remedy for three of the greatest challenges facing the church in the United States today, according to a leading Catholic journalist who spoke at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in suburban Philadelphia.

A Gingrich at the Vatican?

Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will be Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, two U.S. news outlets are reporting.

Jesuits to Return Land To Native Americans

The Jesuits are returning more than 500 acres in South Dakota to the Rosebud Sioux. The formal return of the property is expected to be complete sometime in May.

Church Leaders: Health Care Bill Needs Surgery

The American Health Care Act that passed by a four-vote margin May 4 in the House has “major defects,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Social Development.

Trump Orders Free Religious Expression

Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step in the right direction.

Nuncio to Seminarians: No Office Hours for Priests

A priest’s “office hours” are unlimited and the priesthood is not solely focused on administrative work, the apostolic nuncio to the United States told students at the nation’s only Vatican-affiliated seminary.

Final Blessing for the Greatest Show on Earth

Father Jerry Hogan’s cellphone “went wild” when shocked Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus workers called him with the news: The 145th edition of “The Greatest Show on Earth” would be its last.

Trump Steers Funding Away From PP’s Abortion Clinics

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that allows states to redirect Title X family planning funding away from clinics performing abortions and to community clinics providing comprehensive health care for women and children.