Vatican announces Pope Francis’ end-of-year liturgy schedule

With most of the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic removed, Pope Francis is scheduled to return to a full slate of public liturgies in December and January.

Pope to travel to Congo, make ecumenical peace pilgrimage to South Sudan

After postponing his trip last July, Pope Francis has rescheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 5 his trip to Congo and his ecumenical visit to South Sudan, the Vatican announced.

USCCB committee decries rising antisemitism in U.S.

Saying they are outraged by growing "antisemitic rhetoric" across the country, members of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs urged Christians to decry hate-filled statements and violence aimed at Jewish individuals, homes and institutions.

Archbishop Wester’s pastoral letter boosts nuclear disarmament efforts

Efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament got a boost in 2022 with one archbishop calling for widespread conversations on ridding the planet of the threat such weapons pose and peace advocates taking up his message with new enthusiasm.

‘O come, let us adore him’

"O Come, All Ye Faithful" is undoubtedly one of the most beloved Christmas carols. Whether it echoes in hearts from its use in Advent, Christmas and Epiphany liturgies, or from the dulcet tones of Bing Crosby's crooning, the hymn brings many to tears every Christmas season.

Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch

While formal dialogue about the theological and historical causes of the splits in Christianity are essential, so, too, is a recognition that "sinful actions and attitudes" have contributed and continue to contribute to divisions in the body of Christ, Pope Francis said.

Even a two-minute examination of conscience is helpful, pope says

A daily examination of conscience is an important tool for recognizing where God is at work in one's life and where "the evil spirit" tries to lead one astray, Pope Francis said.

Pope pays tribute to predecessor, honors Ratzinger Prize winners

Presenting the Ratzinger Prize to a French Jesuit theologian and a Jewish law professor, Pope Francis paid tribute to his predecessor and his theological work.

Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act; bill now heads to House

The chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' committees reiterated the U.S. bishops' " firm opposition" to the "misnamed" the Respect for Marriage Act.

Church’s guidance on social communication dates back some six decades

Some six decades before Elon Musk began fretting over blue checks on Twitter accounts, the Catholic Church issued in-depth guidance on all forms of social communication -- including those yet to be invented.