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In new interview, Pope Francis explains upcoming Synod of Bishops gathering...

VATICAN CITY -- The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an "urgent" gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church...

Teen who died saving classmates in Colorado school shooting posthumously named...

MINNEAPOLIS -- As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug....

Catholic-Muslim dialogue opens to support Islamic American communities

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities. The dialogue stems from concerns expressed...

Candidates’ faith draws attention at vice presidential debate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In opening remarks during the vice presidential candidates’ debate Oct. 4, each candidate alluded to faith, but they didn’t return...

Pope encourages Azerbaijan’s small Catholic community

Catholic News Service BAKU, Azerbaijan — Catholics cannot economize when it comes to spending time in prayer with God and in service to other people,...

Olympian Biles keeps rosary, a gift from her mom, close when...

RIO DE JANEIRO — U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of...

Catholic Navy SEAL, presented Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan,...

WASHINGTON — A Catholic Navy SEAL with a strong devotion to St. Michael the Archangel was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack...

Head of Ukrainian Catholic Church skeptical of papal-Orthodox declaration

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The joint declaration signed Feb. 12 in Cuba between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has met...

Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies at 79, devout Catholic said his...

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died of apparent natural causes Feb. 13 while in Texas on a hunting trip, once said...

Survey shows increase in Americans who aren’t part of any religion...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A major study of the religious landscape of the United States shows a continuing decline in the number of people...

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