At the Vatican and on five continents in 2015, Pope Francis continued to encourage and demonstrate a style of evangelization that emphasizes walking with people, listening to them and showing them God’s mercy.
On a cloudy, damp morning, Pope Francis’ voice echoed in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica: “Open the gates of justice.” With five strong thrusts, the pope pushed open the Holy Door, a symbol of God’s justice, which he said will always be exercised “in the light of his mercy.”
A California state judge’s ruling that a now-divorced couple’s five frozen embryos must be destroyed is an example of doing something that technology allows without considering all its aspects, according to medical ethicists.
For Christians, martyrdom remains a “never-ending story” that stretches from Scripture accounts of apostolic times to today’s “amphitheater of YouTube,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington writes in a new book.
Heads of states at the U.N. climate change conference in Paris must do everything possible to mitigate the effects of both climate change and poverty “for the good of our common home,” Pope Francis said.
San Bernardino Bishop Gerald R. Barnes urged people to pray for unity and healing after the mass shooting in San Bernardino Dec. 2 that left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded.
The following are the cases the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear in relation to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that most employers provide coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs and devices in employee health plan:
Marcella Villalobos Cid, 36, lives in Saint-Denis, a working-class neighborhood in the north end of Paris, with her husband, Guillaume, and their 2-year-old daughter, Kateri. In her job as coordinator for Jesuit Refugee Service’s hospitality network, Villalobos often finds herself concerned for refugees and their families.
Pope Francis told reporters he is well aware that God is a god of surprises, but he had not been prepared for what a surprise his first visit to Africa would be.
Heads of state discussing carbon emission limits must create a global and “transformative” agreement built on justice, solidarity and fairness, a papal representative told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
Mother Angelica, who spearheaded the founding of the Eternal Word Television Network, has been placed on a feeding tube as she continues to battle lingering effects of two strokes she suffered 14 years ago.