McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

Then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick attends a Mass in Rome April 13. The prelate, no longer a member of the College of...

Welcome Christ present in migrants and refugees, pope urges

Pope Francis celebrated a conference Mass for representatives of parishes, religious orders and Catholic-run agencies assisting migrants and refugees, as well as individual families who host newcomers.

Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, pope says

"For life to truly be a prayer that is pleasing to God, a change of heart is in fact necessary," the pope said Feb. 14.

Cardinal Newman to be declared a saint

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization.

Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church.

Actor Gary Sinise describes his road to the Catholic Church

Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump," followed a rather unusual path to becoming a Catholic.

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent.

This year’s Lent could be just what struggling church needs

When Lent begins March 6, U.S. Catholics will likely be more than ready for it.

Phoenix Catholics travel to San Francisco Walk for Life

“Do not be ashamed to bear your testimony to our Lord, but bear your share of hardship for the Gospel,” said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Jesuit Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause officially opens in Rome

He was "rich" in such treasured qualities as the ability to listen, understand, respect, help and trust others, teaching many how to become "men and women for others," said Cardinal Angelo de Donatis, vicar of Rome.