It's difficult to miss the mark that the missions have had on the Golden State. Evidence of their influence is seen in places and people throughout California.

The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level.

Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration.

LAFAYETTE, La. (CNS) — Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in...

An historic prison visit by a sitting president and his recent commutations for 46 federal prisoners show evidence of an emerging consensus that sentences are too harsh and that many prisoners are locked up for far longer than necessary.

The presence of brothers in several congregations in the region may well be nearing an end while others are seeing more from tribal and socially poor groups.

"Far from regulating and restricting anything, this law opens all doors to every possible abuse of human life," Archbishop Hoser told Poland's Catholic information agency, KAI.

A broad digital media project to coincide with Pope Francis' visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of themselves as religious.

Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life be celebrated throughout the world, a time dedicated to the faithful whose vows of poverty,...


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