Teens say Steubenville conference inspires them, bolsters their faith

The first Steubenville Youth Conference to be held in New York drew 1,800 teenagers from around the country Aug. 7-9 to St. John's University in Jamaica in the New York borough of Queens.

Pope designates Sept. 1 as World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Like their Orthodox brothers and sisters, Catholics formally will mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis has decided.

Pope Francis on the divorced and civilly remarried [VIDEO]

Pope Francis urged Catholics to view those in a situation of divorce and civil remarriage through the eyes of the children of those couples Aug. 5.

Junipero Serra: The controversial saint [VIDEO]

Blessed Junipero Serra brought Gospel to sacred Upper California forest and stirred up some controversy over treatment of native people.

Divorced and remarried are not excommunicated, pope says at audience

The 100th general audience of his papacy came following a summer break and had Pope Francis discussing how to care for those who, after the irreversible failure of the matrimonial bond, have undertaken a new union.

Don’t be afraid or ashamed to go to confession, pope says

"There are people who are afraid to go to confession, forgetting that they will not encounter a severe judge there, but the immensely merciful Father," Christ's vicar on earth said.

CRS strengthens civil society groups in fractured Lebanon

Catholic Relief Services and certain groups within the countries it serves are beginning to see fruits of its capacity-building program designed to enhance their ability to identify and meet development challenges.

Cardinal Dolan in op-ed criticizes Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

In an op-ed piece published July 29 in the New York Daily News, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York took issue with the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump without explicitly naming him.

Serra’s legacy complicated by practices, conflicts of his time

People with ties to the California mission system see the canonization of its founder as a moment for reflection and reconciliation with native people.

Blessed Serra described as missionary ‘on fire’ heeding Christ’s call

To Andrew Galvan, Blessed Junipero Serra is a stalwart of faith and mission worthy of the title "saint."