The shrine at at church in New Jersey contains six relics that were blessed by Pope John Paul II. (Photo: CBS 2)

New Jersey Parish Celebrates Shrine To Beloved Pope John Paul II

For parishioners at one church in the Garden State, Sunday’s canonization of two popes in Vatican City holds special meaning.


New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio gives his victory speech on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Catholic Leader Furious With De Blasio After No Priests Added To Transition Team

Did New York City’s incoming mayor snub Catholics? There are questions about why Catholic leaders are not on Bill de Blasio’s transition team, even though other religious leaders are.


Pope Francis caresses a child during his pastoral visit at St Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4, 2013. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Thanks To Pope Francis, Explosion Of Interest In Catholicism Hits Long Island

Some are calling it the “Francis effect” — a boom in Sunday mass attendance and even in Catholic school enrollment. All the credit is going to the charismatic new pope.


Pope Benedict XVI (credit: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Adult Stem Cells And The Catholic Church

Research with or on embryonic stem cells is strictly forbidden, but adult stem cells, gleaned from most tissues in the body, are very different. They do not destroy embryos and so the Catholic Church endorses researching them.