Within two years of becoming pope, Pope Francis now has an effect named after him.
Christian leaders again called for help for Assyrian Christians as Islamic State militants stepped up their attacks against their towns in northern Syria.
The Supreme Court March 9 ordered the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its previous ruling and review -- in light of the June Hobby Lobby decision -- whether the University of Notre Dame must pay for coverage of contraceptives in employee and student health insurance plans.
Christian faith and a moral life are responses to God's mercy and not the result of "titanic" human effort, Pope Francis said.
Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who retired as archbishop of New York in 2009, died March 5. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was 82.
Four nationally circulated Catholic publications called for abolishing the death penalty in the United States in a jointly published editorial.
Ryan Leahy of Chicago walked up to an employee on the snow-covered campus of the University of Notre Dame March 3 and asked her to take a photo of him and his family members in front of the school's iconic gold dome.
The head of Vatican security said Islamic State militants have threatened the Vatican, but there are no indications of any planned attack.
ICYMI: Here is Bishop Olmsted's homily from Feb. 22, the first Sunday of Lent.
The first Friday of the 2015 Lenten season had local Catholics reflecting on death and its prevention for the countless immigrants longing for U.S. soil.