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Pope urges bishops to exercise authority as judges in annulments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A diocesan bishop is the sole judge in the streamlined process for handling marriage annulments, Pope Francis said. The simplified process...

Morning homily: Pope says church is called to proclaiming Jesus, not...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The church today is called to be frank and courageous, just as the apostles were after the Resurrection, said...

Pope’s day in Naples: Saint’s blood liquefies, cloistered sisters ‘break free’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — At the end of Pope Francis’ spontaneity-filled meeting with priests, seminarians and religious in the cathedral of Naples, the...

Francis once had a pet parrot… And nine other things you...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran walked onto the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, telling the crowds in Latin: “I...

Pope, cardinal council begin work on reorganizing Roman Curia – updated

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and the eight members of his international Council of Cardinals have begun their discussions on specific ways to...

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