Sports

Six views of Catholic League sports at mid-season

From football to field hockey and to both girls' and boys' sports, John Knebels breaks down all the league action and what to look for before the teams' respective postseason play begins.

Most Catholics want company health plans to cover contraception

A new Pew Research Center survey showed polarization of views among Americans, including Catholics. Also, about 80 percent of Americans said they could not understand views opposed to those they held.

San Diego bishop calls for calm, police transparency in shooting case

Bishop Robert McElroy said Sept. 29 the Catholic community was saddened by the shooting death of Alfred Olango by police officers Sept. 27. Since the shooting, protesters have marched in the streets of El Cajon.

Catholics, other Christian leaders ask politicians to address immigration

In the last 100 days of the Congressional session, advocates made a new push for immigration reform. They're also calling out what they say is anti-immigrant rhetoric, and want Christians to welcome and appreciate immigrants.

Muslims, Catholics build bridges during week of fun, faith

The young Muslim Americans who spent a week in the summer learning more about their faith at a CYO camp in Nashville also wanted to learn a special Christian hymn from the young Catholics working there.

Vatican office holds meeting on role of women in the church

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith spent three days listening to women theologians, Scripture scholars and other experts talk about roles women have played in the Catholic Church and roles they could play in the future.

Chaldean Catholic bishops call for peace in Iraq, Syria

Chaldean Catholic bishops, meeting for their annual synod, pleaded for peace in the Middle East and for the liberation of areas seized by the Islamic State group so that the displaced can return to their homes.

With Chaldean Catholics, pope prays for peace in Syria, Iraq

During his visit to Georgia, Pope Francis prayed with native Catholics and some bishops who came from Iraq, Syria and throughout the Middle East and the United States to pray with him.

Clergy assignment changes announced

Archbishop Charles Chaput announced appointments for four archdiocesan priests Sept. 30.

At 40, Hyde Amendment in Democratic Party’s crosshairs

The law that bans federal Medicaid funding of abortions celebrated its 40th anniversary Sept. 30. One study estimates more than 2 million babies have not been aborted since it took effect.