"There are people who are afraid to go to confession, forgetting that they will not encounter a severe judge there, but the immensely merciful Father," Christ's vicar on earth said.
Catholic Relief Services and certain groups within the countries it serves are beginning to see fruits of its capacity-building program designed to enhance their ability to identify and meet development challenges.
In an op-ed piece published July 29 in the New York Daily News, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York took issue with the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump without explicitly naming him.
People with ties to the California mission system see the canonization of its founder as a moment for reflection and reconciliation with native people.
To Andrew Galvan, Blessed Junipero Serra is a stalwart of faith and mission worthy of the title "saint."
It's difficult to miss the mark that the missions have had on the Golden State. Evidence of their influence is seen in places and people throughout California.
The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level.
Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration.
A broad digital media project to coincide with Pope Francis' visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of themselves as religious.
The first traces of preparation for Pope Francis' historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have started in Milan, Italy, in 2012.