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Maternity leave: Why the pope wants the church to be a...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Mother’s Day came early this year at the Vatican. A number of feast days over the Advent and Christmas seasons...

Let Jesus cleanse you of your sins, Pope Francis urges

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christian faith and a moral life are responses to God’s mercy and not the result of “titanic” human effort,...

In eastern Ukraine, church has ‘returned to catacombs,’ spokesman says

Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland — Ukrainian Catholic leaders have warned their church is being driven underground again, a quarter-century after it was re-legalized with...

Pope Francis proclaims ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ — 50,000-word ‘exhortation’...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In his first extensive piece of writing as pope, Pope Francis lays out a vision of the Catholic Church...

Church should fear ‘sin of her members,’ pope says

Catholic News Service ROME -- The church should fear the sin of its own members more than hatred against Christians, Pope Benedict XVI said. While the...

Wisconsin bishops urge people to keep guns out of church

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's bishops have urged Catholics not to take weapons to church even though a new state law went into effect Nov....

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