Papal commission for protection of minors meets in Rome

The commission is looking to create "an audit instrument," which would include an analysis of different models for monitoring the implementation of safeguarding guidelines to better help local churches

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

New papal norms on preventing clergy sexual abuse are "a blessing that will empower the church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold in the church," said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Local leadership program expands to Los Angeles

A two-year program created to develop Catholic leaders within the professional world is expanding beyond the Diocese of Phoenix in a move that reflects the success and popularity of the still relatively young initiative.

Clergy and religious immigration to U.S. continues sans headlines

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network has a hand in about 800 cases each year, with close to 5,000 people from all denominations coming annually as "religious workers."

Cathedral school, greater community mourn beloved Sr. Gabby Marry, IBVM (1940-2019)

She offered the irreplaceable gift of Irish presence to school children, convent visitors, adults, the elderly, and via letter, inmates.

Laugh4Hope comedy benefit supports ‘life’ outreach

Super funny and squeaky clean, the Laugh4Hope comedy night fundraiser returns for a third year, but in a new venue.

Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on Christians to unite in prayer for the victims of...

On Good Friday, papal preacher says cross brings hope to the oppressed

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The cross serves as a warning to the powerful and a message of hope for the poor and oppressed, said the preacher of the papal household.

Vatican report calls U.S. women religious to continued dialogue

A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders' founding ideals while facing steeply declining numbers and a rapidly aging membership.

National Review Board chairman repeats call for greater lay involvement as Church tackles abuse

BALTIMORE (CNS) — National Review Board chairman Francesco Cesareo offered the U.S. bishops meeting in Baltimore a series of recommendations that he said will strengthen the Church’s response to the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis.