Subtle, yes, like a trim tab, but Pope Francis last week steered the massive heft of the Holy Roman Church, the oldest continuous institution in our midst, toward the Gospel message of mercy for all. I believe it just may be that, at least so far as he can direct it, the church is once again working for the Lord. Amen.
The U.S. immigrant detention system serves two legitimate purposes, to ensure that persons in removal proceedings appear for their hearings and (if so ordered) can be removed and, in rare cases, to protect the public.
Pope Francis' decision to send Juan Barros, a bishop for 11 years who served as a military chaplain, to the southern Chilean city of Osorno has ignited new media coverage on Rev. Fernando Karadima, 84, a notorious pedophile in Chile who was ousted by the Vatican four years ago, and who Barros used to share a close connection with.
“Personally, I find that in the church more space must be given to acknowledge the actual quality of gay and lesbian couples
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Catholic bishops ask their parishioners to donate to the needy, but this annual special collection is not charity.
Then in early September, Obama said he would delay acting on his own, a move that was seen a way to protect vulnerable Democrats
The Archbishop will take over the reins as leader of Chicago's 2.2 million Catholics on November 18, after an installation
Baghdad has been home to Riyadh Azzu and Sanaa Habeeb for their entire lives. It is where they first met at church in 1969
The Church of England's Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent
The Vatican said Francis took the "onerous" decision in Paraguay for the good of the church in Ciudad del Este and for the
The bishops’ website invites parents to explain to their children why a doll is not always a gift and to help to deconstruct
"There obviously is polarization, and certainly what I want to do is try to effect some healing," Warfel said Saturday. "At
The so-called Inclusion Act does nothing to protect children. To the contrary, it could continue depriving children of potentially loving, stable homes. And it does nothing to protect religious liberty.
While experts strive to stem this immigration surge, one fundamental cause shouldn't be ignored: the Vatican's refusal to respect the rights of all women to make their own childbearing decisions.
Sadly, while many Catholics today would find it preposterous that anyone affiliated with the church could support abortion rights, prominent Catholics once addressed questions about the morality and legality of abortion in ways that were beneficial not just to Catholics but to society as a whole.
We have seen a great shift in this Vatican's tone. But what have we not seen? We have not seen the shift fully extend to the women of the church.