List of cardinal electors in order of precedence

Here, in the Vatican's formal order of precedence, is a list of the 115 cardinal electors expected to participate in the conclave.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a feast for Byzantine Catholics, too

CHICAGO (CNS) — Renowned for its reverence for ancient tradition, the Byzantine Catholic Church is rather unhurried to add new feasts to its liturgical calendar.

Cristero martyr now popular patron of Mexican migrants headed to US

SANTA ANA DE GUADALUPE, Mexico (CNS) -- The road signs leading to this hamlet of 292 souls in the dry highlands northeast of Guadalajara...

Bishops urge Congress to fix health law flaws after high court decision

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress to act...

Pope calls for repentance over treatment of migrants

Before saying a word publicly, Pope Francis made the sign of the cross and tossed a wreath of white and yellow flowers into the Mediterranean Sea in memory of the estimated 20,000 African immigrants who have died in the past 25 years trying to reach a new life in Europe.

Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio was second on each ballot in last conclave

A respected Italian journal said Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, a 76-year-old Jesuit, was the cardinal with the second-highest number of votes on each of the four ballots in the 2005 conclave.

Pope: Americas need renewed missionary spirit, well-catechized laity

VATICAN CITY — The universal Church needs Catholics in the Americas who are joyful missionaries, well-catechized and faithful to the teachings of the Church, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Constant complaining keeps one from noticing Jesus’ presence, pope says

Complaining frequently and stewing over disappointments can easily become an obsession that blocks one's view of Jesus' presence in difficult situations, Pope Francis said.

Hearing focuses on proposal to ban abortion past 20 weeks of pregnancy

The fetal nervous system and brain structures that communicate pain are already in place by the 18th week of gestation, a neurobiologist from Utah told a congressional hearing May 23.

New Iraqi patriarch pledges dialogue, warns against emigration

The new patriarch of Chaldean Catholics pledged to foster coexistence and dialogue and urged Christian Iraqis not to leave their homeland, warning that if emigration continues, "there will be no more Christians in the Middle East."