Eliminating abortion is a "preeminent priority" for American bishops, Archbishop José Gomez said.
The suspects are accused of toppling a statue of St. Junípero Serra, an 18th-century Catholic missionary criticized by Indigenous activists.
Biden, who will be America's second Catholic president, is a "Pope Francis Catholic" who chooses to emphasize common-good issues, one ally said.
High-ranking Catholic clergy dismissed reports that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was abusing seminarians and children, a Vatican investigation found.
The court is hearing a case brought by a Catholic foster care agency that wants to continue discriminating against same-sex couples.
Before becoming pope, Francis supported extending legal protections to gay couples in Argentina. Those comments are now putting the Vatican in a bind.
Francis apologized for not greeting well-wishers at his weekly general audience, pointing a finger at "this lady called COVID, who does us so much harm."
St. Mary’s College has long had an anti-abortion club, but not an abortion rights one – until now.
Though doctrine hasn't changed, queer U.S. Catholics say the pope's endorsement could be crucial in countries where same-sex relationships aren't recognized.
Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh and Hindu leaders prayed for a universally available COVID-19 vaccine during a service in Rome.