God’s mercy is infectious and must be shared with others, Pope Francis said.
Catholics, by and large, haven’t heard endorsements for one presidential candidate over the other while in the pews this presidential election season.
With a growing number of U.S. travelers returning from abroad with the Zika virus and with several cases of Zika-related microcephaly and birth defects reported in the U.S., the disease has inflamed the abortion debate domestically.
Florida residents, officials and health care leaders have their hands full this summer containing the Zika virus outbreak, which prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue its first domestic travel advisory.
The poor, the suffering and those who minister to them will be at the center of celebrations leading up to the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata at the Vatican.
In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis wished them success in their events and thanked them for the witness they are giving the world.
High above the city, beneath the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the Olympic torch, held by Brazil’s former Olympic volleyball player, Maria Isabel Barroso Salgado.
By officiating at a same-sex wedding, Vice President Joe Biden as a prominent Catholic politician has created confusion over church teaching on marriage and “the corresponding moral obligations of Catholics,” three U.S. bishops said Aug. 5.
Celebrating how God’s mercy has been experienced for 800 years in a tiny stone church in Assisi, Italy, Pope Francis said people need to experience God’s forgiveness and start learning how to forgive others.
Pope Francis appointed John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, to the board of directors of a Vatican agency overseeing institutes of higher learning.
A small independent Catholic college in Escondido, California, has joined the opponents of a state law aimed at banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students by depriving colleges of state and federal student-aid funds.