Ireland’s Pioneers say more youths look for alternative to drinking

The temperance group said school visits by their representatives are increasingly paying off, with more and more students pledging to abstain from alcohol until they turn 18 and to keep away from illicit drugs for life.

Historic Israeli church reopens in Galilee 20 months after arson attack

Two suspects have been held under administrative detention since July 2015 for involvement in the arson, which police are treating as a hate crime.

Maryland senator, agencies continue to fight refugee ban

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin praised CRS, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and other organizations that make Baltimore what he called "one of the major centers" for refugee advocacy and resettlement.

Research shows TV viewing can harm your body and brain

A 25-year study conducted by researchers in California, Maryland and Minnesota shows the negative impact TV watching has on a person's body and brain.

Movie review: Krampus

The Catholic News Service classification for "Krampus" is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

2014-2015 Audited Financial Statements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Office for Financial Services - Supplemental narrative to audited financial statements for the Office for Financial Services

Julian Bond, 75, dies; was leading figure in civil rights movement

Julian Bond, a leading figure in the civil rights movement and the first African-American in Georgia's Legislature, died Aug. 16 in a hospital in Walton Beach, Florida, of complications from vascular disease. He was 75.

The great and the small: Film’s tiniest hero has big fun

Better think twice before squashing that insect invader at your summer picnic -- it could be "Ant-Man," the diminutive Marvel Comics superhero.

No easy moral resolution to Vergara-Loeb dispute over frozen embryos

Are frozen embryos human beings worthy of dignity and respect or are they property subject to contractual obligations?

Readings of the holy Mass – The Resurrection of the Lord

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition. The Resurrection of the Lord: The Mass of Easter Day See the Mass readings for Sunday, April 5, 2015. Read Msgr. Joseph Prior’s commentary on the readings for this Sunday’s Mass. See the readings for […]