Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February, marking the pontiff’s first trip to the heavily Catholic country, said Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City.
An Italian journalist who has had several telephone conversations and a face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis claimed that in their latest conversation Pope Francis told him that following the Synod of Bishops on the family, “all the divorced who ask” will be admitted to Communion.
With his election as speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan may have taken the most difficult job in American politics.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said an apostolic exhortation on the family following the recently concluded Synod of Bishops could be released soon.
China’s Communist Party leaders announced they would change the nation’s one-child policy, which most strictly applied to Han Chinese living in urban areas of the country.
The only facility still performing abortions in the northeast Wisconsin has suspended abortions for the next six months.
The world expects all people of religious faith to work with everyone for a better future, Pope Francis told representatives of major religions.
In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Catholic leaders are partnering with the Jewish Community Relations Council to commemorate the document’s anniversary with a dinner Dec. 2 at the Depot in Minneapolis.
So many people have contacted the Archdiocese of Manila about exorcisms that it has begun recruiting new priests.
The U.S. House voted Oct. 23 to block federal funding for a year to affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and redirect the money to community health centers.
Several hours before the final report of the Synod of Bishops was put to a vote, two U.S. bishops said that what is new is not the church’s message, but the synod’s emphasis and attitude toward the role of the family in the modern world.
While not specifically mentioning the controversial proposal of a path toward full reconciliation and Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, members of the Synod of Bishops on the family handed Pope Francis a report emphasizing an obligation to recognize that not all Catholics in such a situation bear the same amount of blame.