Pope Benedict shows signs of aging, but Vatican reports no illness

From the moment he was elected pope at the age of 78 in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI has kept a schedule that appeared light compared to that of Blessed John Paul II, but busy for a man who had wanted to retire to study, write and pray when he turned 75.

Proposed rules fall short of meeting bishops’ concerns, cardinal says

The new proposed rules issued by the government regarding insurance coverage of contraceptives show movement but fall short of addressing the U.S. bishops' concerns.

Text of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation announcement

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Here is the Vatican's English translation of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation remarks, delivered in Latin, during an ordinary public consistory to approve the canonization of new saints Feb. 11.

Papal butler could face six years in Italian prison if found guilty

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Paolo Gabriele, the papal assistant, has been accused of aggravated theft, a crime that under Vatican laws is punishable with...

Mass to celebrate, promote marriage

The Diocese of Phoenix will hold its annual Mass and luncheon to honor the sacrament of marriage Sept. 22 at Ss. Simon and Jude...

‘VatiLeaks’ trial of Vatican computer tech begins

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican computer technician charged with aiding and abetting the papal butler in stealing confidential documents went on trial amid legal...

IEC: Vatican official says society has lost sense of marriage, family

MAYNOOTH, Ireland (CNS) -- The Vatican official who will act as papal legate for the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin defended marriage based on...

Cardinal Dolan to pray at close of both parties’ conventions

NEW YORK (CNS) -- New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will offer closing prayers at the Democratic National Convention Sept. 6, as he will...

Bishop releases third edition of “Catholics in the Public Square” during EWTN family weekend

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted released the third edition of his booklet “Catholics in the Public Square” during EWTN’s Family Celebration Sept. 8-9 at the...

California archbishop apologizes after drunken driving arrest

OAKLAND, Calif. (CNS) -- Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, to be installed in October as archbishop of San Francisco, was arrested in San Diego early...