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California bishops decry assisted suicide measure signed into law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's bishops expressed disappointment with Gov. Jerry Brown's Oct. 5 signing of a measure legalizing physician-assisted suicide in the state, saying...

Francis, ‘son of immigrant family’ welcomed at the White House

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis introduced himself to President Barack Obama and all people of the United States as a “son of an immigrant family”...

Pope Francis arrives in U.S. to begin three-city visit

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Pope Francis arrived in the United States the late afternoon of Sept. 22 to begin his first apostolic journey...

Chinese Catholics in New York protest Xi, welcome pope

Chinese Catholics in the United States planned to protest outside the Chinese consulate in New York Sept. 22, the first day of Chinese President...

Cuba’s Communist paper says pope’s visit this weekend will confirm good...

HAVANA — Pope Francis visit to Cuba starting this weekend “will confirm the good state of relations” between the Holy See and the Cuban...

Pope in Washington: Papal parade will take place from Ellipse to...

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis will travel along a parade route between the Ellipse and a portion of the National Mall in the popemobile Sept....

Missouri bishop to succeed Bishop Finn in Kansas City-St. Joseph

Pope Francis has named Bishop James V. Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the new bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph in the same state. Bishop...

Los Angeles archbishop calls for veto of California assisted suicide bill

LOS ANGELES — California's newly passed measure to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill “is no way for our government to make policy...

British cardinal expects generous response to EU’s migrant crisis

LONDON — Images of drowned refugees are causing the British people to cry out for a more generous response to the migrant crisis engulfing...

ABC News to air Pope Francis’ ‘virtual town hall’ with Americans...

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis held a “virtual town hall” with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27...

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