Pope names U.S. professor to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Pope Francis has named Dominican Father Albino Barrera, an economist and theologian, as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

Christianity without the cross is ‘sterile,’ pope says in Slovakia

Falling into the temptation of rejecting the cross and choosing a triumphalist form of Christianity leads to a faith that is superficial and sterile, Pope Francis said.

Bishop Olmsted to promote ‘healing, reconciliation’ in pastoral visit to African American community Sunday

Bishop Olmsted will bring a message of healing, reconciliation and encouragement to Catholic African Americans this Sunday.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $123 Million in Surprise Grants to 71 Nonprofits...

Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today awarded a total of $123 million in surprise grants to 71 Arizona nonprofits — the largest single-day grant initiative in Arizona’s history.

Report outlines complaints of border agents’ treatment of asylum-seekers

A joint report by the Kino Border Initiative and Network, the Catholic social justice lobby, details complaints lodged against U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents against those seeking asylum at the Arizona-Mexico border.

Sept. 11 attacks point to deeper issues, say Catholic young adults

After the twin towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, Jose Zeron remembered smelling "some sort of brick dust."

Contemplative life responds to thirst for eternal, pope tells Carmelites

Consecrated life is not doomed to die out, Pope Francis told a group of Discalced Carmelites.

Horrors of Holocaust must not be forgotten, pope tells Slovak Jews

The violence of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed against the Jewish people are tantamount to blasphemy, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis says Benedict rightly warned against not respecting life

Pope Francis praised his predecessor's courage in denouncing the danger of people no longer respecting or understanding the sacredness of human life.

Polish cardinal, blind Franciscan who knew each other beatified together

The archbishop who steered Poland's Catholic Church through communist rule and a blind Franciscan nun who founded one of Europe's foremost centers for the sight-impaired took a step closer to sainthood Sept. 12.