The chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration said Jesus Christ was the member of a refugee family, while applauding a judge’s block of President Trump’s executive order on refugee resettlement.
Pope Francis gave a shout-out to midwives Sunday, saying they engage in what is perhaps “the noblest of all professions.”
Pope Francis told U.S. bishops in the Vatican Thursday that the right to life is the “preeminent” social and political issue of our day, because “if you’re not alive you can’t do anything else.”
Dutch bishop Rob Mutsaerts said this week that last fall’s Vatican Synod on the Amazon was a smoke screen to sneak in the issues of married priests and female deacons.
The chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty praised America’s rich tradition of religious freedom while calling for further strides.
The French Catholic bishops have approved the removal of references to the sex of parents on children's baptismal registry forms.
A number of Catholic bishops in Texas have criticized a decision by Governor Greg Abbott to place a moratorium on refugee settlements in the state, urging the Catholic governor to rethink his position.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has published a book with Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah emphasizing the importance of priestly celibacy while resisting a push for the ordination of married men originating from the recent Vatican synod on the Amazon region.
Pope Francis told the parents of young children about to be baptized Sunday to let the infants cry in church since that noise is a “beautiful sermon.”
Three hermits living on a Scottish island have been excommunicated from the Catholic Church after accusing Pope Francis of heresy in an online declaration.
The Vatican’s foreign minister said this week that “history is made of migrations” while insisting that migration has always been a good thing for humanity.
A new U.S. government report states that the persecution of Catholics has worsened in China since the Vatican signed a provisional deal with the Communist Party regarding the naming of bishops.
Pope Francis appealed for an exercise of self-control and dialogue Sunday as tensions increase between the United States and Iran following a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
The Catholic bishop of Tapachula, Mexico, has promised assistance to members of the migrant caravan that is preparing to march from Honduras to the United States.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher has written a special opening prayer for the “Mass for Rain” as part of a prayer campaign to beg God for rainfall.
Pope Francis urged healthcare workers to defend the inviolable right to life from conception to natural death, urging them this weekend to resist euthanasia, abortion, and other crimes against life.
The communications director of the Catholic diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria has confirmed that a bride-to-be and her bridal party were beheaded December 26 while en route to the December 31 wedding.
Bishops in the U.S. have released a statement calling for solidarity with immigrants in preparation for the observation of National Migration Week from January 5-11, 2020.
Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the Vatican’s former doctrinal czar, warned against Catholics who long for a “meta-religion” of world unity in a January 1 homily in Phoenix.
Pope Francis made news around the world as 2020 began, but not perhaps in the way he might have wanted. And after widespread backlash, the pontiff has now apologized. On New Year’s Eve, the pope was walking around a giant nativity scene at St. Pe...