The Vatican is not to “impose” a specific liturgical translation on bishops’ conferences, but rather is called to recognize the bishops’ authority and expertise in determining the best way to faithfully translate Latin texts into their local languages, Pope Francis said in a letter to Cardinal Robert Sarah.
Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act that targeted religious employers and their faith-based codes of conduct for employees.
The Italian bishops’ television station airing a nine-part series featuring Pope Francis’ conversation with Father Marco Pozza ponders whether most people who recite the Our Father really believe any of it.
The Russian Orthodox patriarch recently consecrated a church memorializing those martyred during communism’s reign.
Voting late Oct. 16, senators approved, lifelong Catholic and a former congressional aide, Callista Gingrich, by a nomination 70-23 as the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
Pope Francis prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left hundreds dead and countless wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s history.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo on religious freedom issued for all federal agencies and departments to follow “helpfully reaffirms that the law protects the freedom of faith-based organizations to conduct their operations in accordance with their religious mission,” a U.S. archbishop said.
Immediate makeshift memorials in Las Vegas to the 58 victims killed during the Oct. 1 outdoor country music concert are being replaced by memorial services, vigils and Catholic funerals at the victims’ hometowns across the country and in Canada.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport told Massgoers, Our Lady of Fatima’s message about prayer, conversion and peace that she imparted to three shepherd children in a field in Portugal “is as important now as it has ever been since” she appeared a century ago.
The 70-point Immigration Principles and Policies sent to Congress Oct. 8 calls for a major tightening of immigration laws; raising the standard of proof for asylum seekers; and limiting family members of current immigrants who can enter the country.
During a special Mass of thanksgiving Oct. 12 marked the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, Pope Francis stated no matter how much suffering Christians face in the world, God never forgets those who trust in and serve him.
During a U.N. session preparing for a global compact for migration dedicated to facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration around the world Oct. 12, a Vatican representative said overly strict immigration laws do not discourage migration, and more must be done to keep migrant families together.