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Backgrounder: Getting a health care bill through Congress fraught with difficulties

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — When the vice president has to cast a vote to break a tie in the Senate on whether to debate...

Backgrounder: Q-and-A on the Vatican’s instruction on bread, wine for Communion

The Vatican recently published a circular letter, “On the bread and wine for the Eucharist,” sent to diocesan bishops at the request of Pope...

Search for common ground will be key to pope’s May 24...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military...

Analysis: Fatima trip shows pope’s respect for pilgrims’ faith

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is not shy about showing his love for Mary in public and, like many Latin American bishops,...

Backgrounder: Action on gun violence is a respect life issue in...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In the first 181 days of 2016, there have been 163 mass shootings in the United States, data gathered by...

Vatican Letter — Pope Francis calls for ‘re-integration’ of divorced and...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Those who hope Pope Francis will give divorced and civilly remarried Catholics a blanket welcome back to Communion and...

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