Caritas tells G7 leaders debt relief is key to global COVID-19 recovery

The world cannot recover from the health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle climate change without debt relief for the world's poorest countries, said the secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis.

Pope denies cardinal’s request to resign; agrees ‘we have sinned’

Agreeing with German Cardinal Reinhard Marx that Catholic leaders cannot adopt an "ostrich policy" in the face of the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis still told the cardinal that he would not accept his resignation as head of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

Gregory: Catholic media’s task is to wed the facts to ‘truth of the Gospel’

As the nation struggles to fight a pandemic and address social strife and racial injustice, the Catholic media have the important task of presenting news truthfully and in light of the Gospel values taught by the church, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington told Catholic media professionals June 9.

Poll: Majority of likely voters support limits on abortion after 15 weeks

A nationwide poll of 1,200 likely voters in a general election found that a majority oppose unrestricted abortion on demand throughout pregnancy and support limits on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

‘Communicate hope in the face of trying times,’ declares cardinal at CMC

Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, in the kickoff session to the 2021 Catholic Media Conference, said that with "the Gospel of hope," Catholic communicators should be able to "communicate with hope and to communicate hope in the face of trying times."

Parishes hold joint eucharistic procession as ‘sign of unity,’ healing

A stiff southwest wind whipped over the Interstate 94 bridge at Lexington Avenue June 6, as Jesuit Father R.J. Fichtinger of St. Thomas More Parish in St. Paul raised a monstrance holding the Eucharist and offered a blessing for St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood.

Church must learn to listen to families, pope says

To truly reach out to families, the Catholic Church first must learn to listen to their concerns rather than doling out theoretical solutions to life's harsh realities, Pope Francis said.

Prayer is like a musical score, giving life melody, meaning, pope says

People need to find harmony between prayer and the demands of everyday life, Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Czerny calls on bishops to expand pastoral ministry to migrants

A Vatican official asked a group of bishops gathered at Mundelein Seminary June 2 to think of migrants, whether they arrive for the short or long term, as "parishioners" and organize pastoral plans to tend to them.

U.S. bishops will gather virtually for their June 16-18 spring assembly

When they gather virtually for their annual spring assembly June 16-18, the U.S. bishops will be asked to approve the drafting of a formal statement on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Catholic Church.