Pope orders visitation of clergy congregation before prefect retires

As he did before naming a new prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Pope Francis has asked a bishop to conduct an official visit of the Congregation for Clergy.

European, U.S. bishops ask governments work together for sustainable world

Ahead of a transatlantic summit, the heads of the European Union bishops' commission and the U.S. bishops' conference called on government leaders to work together for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Collaborative effort to end human trafficking takes shape in West Africa

Clergy, women religious and laypeople pledged to strengthen existing networks and build new partnerships to fight human trafficking in West Africa during a five-day conference.

High court decision deals blow to some immigrants with temporary status

A June 7 U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled that hundreds of thousands of immigrants with a temporary immigration status cannot apply for a more permanent way to remain in the country if they first entered without authority to do so.

Online discernment series offers ‘concrete, practical’ advice on vocations

There are plenty of ways to learn about different vocations.

Catholic school grad hopes app can assist in civilian, police interactions

Pulled over by police, nervous and unsure of what to do? There's an app for that, thanks to the work of a Catholic school alumnus and his partners.

USCCB appointment signals preparation for National Eucharistic Revival

Ahead of the bishops' spring assembly, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington has appointed Father Jorge Torres, a priest of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, to help implement a planned multiyear National Eucharistic Revival.

Priesthood always involves closeness with the faithful, pope says

Pope Francis told a group of priests studying in Rome that if they do not want to be pastors, spending time with the faithful, they should request dismissal from the priesthood and concentrate on academics instead.

Eucharist is bread of sinners, not reward of saints, pope says

People's hearts and the entire church must be wide open to wonder and devotion to Christ and ready to embrace everyone -- sinner and saint alike, Pope Francis said.

Dignity comes from work, not money, pope tells young people

Promoting employment is a key part of promoting and protecting human dignity, especially the dignity of young men and women, Pope Francis said.