Supreme Court confirmation hearings highlight health care, religion

The Oct. 12 start of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett had two distinct focuses.

With focus on Gospel of Life, NY-based sisters set to expand religious community to...

A growing community of religious sisters with a zeal for the Gospel of Life and the New Evangelization will soon call Phoenix home.

In confirmation hearings, Barrett stresses commitment to ‘rule of law’

On Oct. 13, the second day of confirmation hearings on her Supreme Court nomination, Judge Amy Coney Barrett made a clear distinction between policy preferences and legal precedents in responding to questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Pope: Time is running out to fix economy, protect the Earth, help the poor

The predominant global economic system is "unsustainable," particularly in its impact on the environment, Pope Francis said.

‘Gospel is not reserved for a few,’ pope says

Pope Francis: God loves and has prepared a banquet for everyone -- "the just and sinners, the good and the bad, the intelligent and the uneducated."

Bioethics questions emerge from experimental drug used in COVID-19 treatment

The treatment that President Donald Trump has received to fight COVID-19 has turned the focus on an experimental drug that shows promise in combating the coronavirus but is raising ethical questions about the cell line that helped researchers develop the medicine.

Pope calls for politics to rediscover its vocation to work for common good

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People who think politics is sinking to new lows may find comfort in knowing Pope Francis also is concerned about...

Belief in God as creator of all has practical consequences, pope says

Professing faith in God as the creator of all human beings, or even simply recognizing that all people possess an inherent dignity, has concrete consequences for how people should treat one another and make decisions in politics, economics and social life, Pope Francis wrote.

Pope signs new encyclical in Assisi

Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, source of the document's title and inspiration.

Conversion is a daily battle fueled by grace, pope says

Conversion is an ongoing process that relies on God's endless patience and grace, Pope Francis said.