Acts of Apostles tells of people, events in Christianity’s early history

Compelling as events in Acts are, however, the book represents more than a collection of historical stories. An underlying purpose binds its many parts together.

Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with church teaching.

Pope marks Armenian ‘genocide’; stirs controversy [VIDEO]

Pope Francis generated controversy while commemorating the centenary of the Armenian massacre by referring to it as "genocide."

Following the Light of faith: New Catholics share what brought them to the faith

Catholics have been preparing for Easter through 40 days of Lent, culminating in the Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Vigil of Easter on Saturday night.

‘Little Boy’: Changing the culture, one film at a time

If there’s one thing Americans can agree on in this era of social discord, it’s that we love film. We spent a staggering $10 billion on movie tickets in 2009.

Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive

Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

‘Priest for a Day’ is a wish come true for 11-year-old Missouri boy

Make-A-Wish requests often involve meeting athletes, attending sporting events or traveling to amusement parks or beaches.

Bishops object to death penalty as punishment in Boston bomber case

As the trial of Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went to the jury April 6, the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts released a statement reiterating the church's teaching on the death penalty.

Share Easter joy, defend persecuted Christians, pope says

Christians live the joy of the Resurrection when they share a smile with someone, weep with those who mourn and defend the rights of those persecuted for their faith, Pope Francis said.