While lay men and women have taken on more roles in the church, a recent conference in Berkeley took a deeper look at the vocation of the laity and their... read more →
Taking their cue from Christ, moral theologians can see that people need to be liberated and healed, not condemned, Pope Francis said.
One of 65 women and men religious celebrating jubilees in 2019 said in remarks delivered during the Consecrated Life Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Feb. 3 that those who choose... read more →
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis said he is aware that mistreatment and abuse of religious women by clerics is still a problem, and that it is something the church is working... read more →
Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to human trafficking, encouraging Catholics to pray for the intercession of St. Josephine Bakhita, the patron of trafficking victims.“We all can and must... read more →
The Supreme Court has blocked from taking effect a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to hold admitting privileges at hospitals nearby to abortion clinics. The court issued a stay on... read more →
More than two weeks after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law expanding legal protection for abortion, his battle with New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan continues in the op-ed... read more →
Touting efforts to protect religious freedom, President Donald Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast that his administration would defend the right of faith-based adoption agencies to place children in families... read more →