Former police officer found guilty on all three counts in death of Floyd

After a three-week trial, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts April 20 in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd.

Building new society begins with charity, fraternity, pope says

Charity and fraternity in one's family and community is the first step in helping establish the kingdom of God in a world that is increasingly divided, Pope Francis said.

Reform aims to carry Gospel mission forward, not clean up past, pope says

The Christian idea of reforming one's life is not about making it perfect but initiating a process of going outside of oneself to best follow one's vocation and carry out a mission, Pope Francis said.

Vatican revises synod process, beginning with local consultation

Approving the revision of the entire process of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis has asked that it begin with serious, widespread consultations with laypeople on the diocesan level.

Survey: Religiosity seems to be ‘buffer’ against some pandemic stresses

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on participation in religious services just as it did on workplaces, but a new survey indicates strong emotional resilience from those who consider their faith vital to their existence.

USCCB appointment signals preparation for National Eucharistic Revival

Ahead of the bishops' spring assembly, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington has appointed Father Jorge Torres, a priest of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, to help implement a planned multiyear National Eucharistic Revival.

After 27 years, Scottsdale parish’s priests getting a home

Construction is under way on a new rectory that will allow parishioners and the public easier access to priests who serve St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Scottsdale, as well as cut the parish’s rental and utility costs.

Catholic agency offers help after ‘heartbreaking’ collapse of building

Staff members with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami were on location and developing a response strategy June 24 near the stunning wreckage of a partially collapsed beachfront high-rise apartment building.

Court sides with church, archdiocese in lawsuits filed by music director

A federal appeals court July 9 dismissed a lawsuit filed against a Chicago Catholic parish and the Chicago Archdiocese by a former parish music director.

USCCB, Catholic groups, politicians back Mississippi in court abortion case

Catholic leaders, pro-life organizations, Republican members of Congress and several governors are among those on a long list of supporters backing Mississippi's ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and urging the court to reexamine its previous abortion rulings when it takes up this case in the fall.