U.S. bishops push for universal, pro-life health care

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — The bill drafted to replace the Affordable Care Act has good pro-life measures but still presents “grave challenges” that must be remedied, said one leading bishop in a March 17 letter to House members.

Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one of its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.

Corned beef conundrum: Fort Worth, other dioceses give St. Patrick's Day dispensation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, as it does about every seven years, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the long-held tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.