Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

It would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or who failed to take necessary measures to prevent abuse.

Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said.

Supporters gather to celebrate 85 years in Arizona for Sisters of Charity of Seton...

SCOTTSDALE — In her final days, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton urged her followers to “be children of the Church.”

Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

FYI, CNS attempted to reach Msgr. Rossetti's counterpart with the Astros, but the team is reportedly one of two in the U.S. without a Catholic chaplain.

Women’s role in Amazon Church does not depend on diaconate, sisters say

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Whether or not the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon helps open the door to ordaining women deacons, women will continue to play a fundamental role in ministry in the Church in the region, religious sisters said.

Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation.

Solutions to save, protect forests needed ‘without delay,’ says Vatican Secretary of State

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — At a time of increasing urbanization, the “irreplaceable importance” of forests is being “taken for granted and underestimated,” said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, Sept. 23 at a high-level meeting at the United Nations.

Helping others is the true goal, pope tells soccer league

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like those who play soccer, people must learn to work together, help one another and race toward a clear goal, Pope Francis said.

Pope opens Missionary Month with call to share joy, hope, talents

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God wants everyone to take a risk to share with others the gifts He has given to them — their life, talents and His love, Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

SYDNEY (CNS) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.