Archbishop: Church, its people stand ready to help expectant mothers

The Catholic Church and its people stand ready not only to help expectant mothers bring their pregnancies to term but to assist women who have had abortions, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

Doctrine must be safeguarded by discernment, faith, pope says

Discernment is a key attribute in protecting doctrinal integrity, in safeguarding the innocent and in guiding the church's synodal path, Pope Francis told members of and advisers to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Poll: Majority support legal limits on abortion, oppose taxpayer funding

A new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll shows that 71% of Americans support legal limits on abortion and a majority of Americans -- 54% -- oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.

Artist deepens faith by painting portraits for those suffering sudden loss

D. Anne Jones knew she wanted to use her gift of painting portraits to help others in some way.

Ensuring dignity of workers means guaranteeing their safety, pope says

Companies, especially those in the construction sector, must guarantee safety in the workplace to protect the rights and dignity of their workers, Pope Francis said.

Ireland adds St. Brigid’s feast day as national holiday

The Irish government has added a new public holiday to the national calendar to honor the country's female patron, St. Brigid of Kildare.

Pope declares St. Irenaeus a doctor of the church

Pope Francis officially has declared St. Irenaeus of Lyon a doctor of the church.

Munich abuse report incriminates retired pope; Vatican to study document

A law firm's report on how abuse cases were handled in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising incriminated retired Pope Benedict XVI, with lawyers accusing him of misconduct in four cases during his tenure as Munich archbishop.

South Sudan bishop’s initiative helps eliminate need for cattle raids

In a country at war, it's a region at peace, thanks to a retired South Sudanese Catholic bishop who has championed friendship among those who once saw each other as enemies.

Court leans toward allowing flag with cross to fly at Boston City Hall

Supreme Court justices Jan. 18 seemed to side with a Christian group that was excluded from flying its flag with an image of a cross on it outside of Boston's City Hall.