Vatican conference convenes experts to study early Christian history

A Vatican conference will gather both Christian and non-Christian historians and experts to delve deep into the history of the church in the first centuries of Christianity.

Popes and presidents: Biden is 14th U.S. president to visit Vatican

Almost 60 years have passed since a Catholic president of the United States visited a pope at the Vatican.

Eucharistic revival could ‘move needle’ on understanding of Real Presence

Toni Guagenti of Virginia Beach, Virginia, was raised in a traditional churchgoing Catholic family and educated in the teachings of the church, yet as an adult she views the consecrated host as a symbol of Jesus and not the real presence of Christ.

Texas bishop urges Biden ‘to act immediately’ to end ‘Remain in Mexico’

The Biden administration must issue an immediate termination of the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy, El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz said Oct. 25.

A celebration for the Masses as Cathedral parishioners join bishop, rector for grand reopening

The diocesan cathedral opened her doors Sunday for the first time in six months, unveiling a lighter, brighter, fresher look after the first major renovation in its 55-year history.

Faith cannot be reduced to suffocating ‘bureaucracy,’ pope says

The beauty of faith comes from opening one's heart to love and not fixating on following rules and regulations, Pope Francis said.

Vatican official: Bombs have not destroyed faith of Syria’s Christians

While much of the world has forgotten about the war in Syria and the extreme poverty plaguing most of its people, Pope Francis has not forgotten the Syrian people and the Christians there who continue to witness to the faith, said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.

Lejeune was a servant of life, love and truth, postulator says

One of the most important "servants of life in the world" was the late French geneticist, Jérôme Lejeune, who dedicated his "scientific genius" to serving children with Down syndrome and their families, said the woman officially promoting his sainthood cause.

Three Philippine priests removed from ministry for seeking public office

Three Catholic priests in the Philippines have been permanently relieved of all priestly duties after they declared their intention to run for public office in elections next year, the Philippine bishops' conference said.

African bishops demand end to ‘land grabs’ by private companies

Africa's Catholic bishops have criticized the appropriation of land, natural resources and other economic assets by private companies and called on national governments to show greater concern for local community rights and needs.