Vatican official urges Mexican bishops to prioritize care for migrants

A Vatican official urged Mexican bishops to prioritize migrant ministries -- even in dioceses without significant migrant flows -- saying, "No diocese exists in Mexico that can avoid this call."

U.K. bishops fight assisted suicide bills, plan novena to St. John Paul

Catholic bishops of England and Wales are planning a novena to St. John Paul in the nine days before the second reading of an assisted suicide bill in the House of Lords, because the legislation will be considered Oct. 22, the saint's feast day.

Being ‘different’ must never lead to exclusion, discrimination, pope says

Everyone, but especially the least and most fragile, is loved by God and has a place in the church and the world, Pope Francis told a Catholic movement that works with individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Women religious have key role in synod process, pope says

Women religious have an essential role in the process of creating a more synodal church and in preparations for the Synod of Bishops, not just through their prayers and participation, but also by listening to people not usually part of such church activities, Pope Francis said.

Condoleeza Rice headlines Al Smith dinner; gala returns as in-person event

These are hard times marked by longings for civil discourse among opponents, the smooth transfer of power, and the ability to acknowledge the shortcomings of our ancestors without rewriting or erasing history in self-loathing and accusation, according to Condoleeza Rice.

Court rejects vaccine religious exemption for Maine health care workers

The Supreme Court is allowing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine to remain in effect, rejecting an emergency appeal from a group of the state's health care workers seeking a religious exemption.

‘Praying works,’ Planned Parenthood whistleblower tells Glendale pro-life rally

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Pro-life supporters returned recently to the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Glendale — a site where Bishop Thomas J....

Pope urges Ratzinger Prize winners to hold fast to truth like Pope Benedict

Honoring an Australian theologian, a French philosopher and two German theologians, Pope Francis prayed that they may continually be inspired by retired Pope Benedict XVI's episcopal motto, "Cooperatores veritatis" -- co-workers in the truth.

New postulator named for Father Peyton’s sainthood cause

The Congregation of Holy Cross has appointed Valentina Culurgioni to be the new postulator for the sainthood cause of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton.

With God, people can navigate life with trust, optimism, pope says

Jesus wants people to invite him into their lives, no matter how poor, inadequate or shameful their lives are, Pope Francis said.