Members of the pope’s commission for child protection have been speaking with new bishops and major Vatican offices as part of a mandate to develop and educate the church about best practices.
A Sept. 9 letter from USCCB officials to the Department of Health and Human Services stressed that a compromise could effectively be reached in the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement.
Retirement has given the 89-year-old Pope Benedict what he describes as the gift of silence to enter more deeply into prayer.
Prayers for peace at Catholic schools and parishes around the country Sept. 9 are meant to “build relationships and plant seeds in people’s minds and hearts” said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Arguments about violence, guns and which kinds of arms should be available to the public long have been a staple in modern-day presidential elections, and this year it’s no different.
The last three months of the Year of Mercy include jubilee celebrations for the imprisoned and for homeless people.
On the occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Francis has decided to offer a pizza lunch to 1,500 poor and needy people cared for by the Missionaries of Charity throughout Italy.
The Church stands with struggling families amidst poverty, unemployment, and opioid abuse in America, said Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami in a Labor Day message from the U.S. bishops.
Love for those society considers “useless” or even a bother led St. Teresa of Kolkata to a courageous defense of the unborn, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.