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.
Only a small number of civilians in Aleppo are using humanitarian corridors to flee weeks of intensive bombardment; activists say people do not trust that the routes are safe.
A Missouri senator won’t be forced to pay for health insurance that includes “religiously objectionable” medical services, according to a judgment issued in federal court.
With the closure of the criminal case, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office made public documents from its investigation of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including memos and affidavits addressing an inquiry of whether Archbishop John Nienstedt, then head of the archdiocese, may have mishandled a clergy sex abuse case because of his friendship with former priest Curtis Wehmeyer and his own alleged sexual misconduct.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda takes questions on the archdiocese’s child-protection efforts, decision not to plead guilty to the criminal charges and plans for the release of documents tied to the 2014 internal investigation of Archbishop John Nienstedt.
As fencer Kat Holmes was going through the Olympic trials, she had “an almost ongoing conversation with God.”
A papal think tank is convening a summit to tackle the threat to global stability posed by today’s refugee crisis.
Pope Francis warned Poland’s Catholic bishops that an increasingly secularized and de-Christianized culture leaves people orphaned, being vaguely spiritual without Christ or his church.
Pope Francis has appointed six men and six women to a commission to study the issue of women deacons, particularly their ministry in the early church.