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As we pray for the dead, it’s timely to think of...

During the month of November, the Catholic Church asks the faithful to spend 30 days praying for the dead. Pope Francis has underscored this directive:...

Women deacons in Catholic church enabled by 2009 initiative of Pope...

VATICAN CITY -- A change to the Code of Canon Law made by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 provides a canonical path to allow...

Q&A: The status of Medjugorje and the true cross of Christ...

BY FATHER KENNETH DOYLE  Q. A friend has just informed me that she is going next month to Medjugorje in Bosnia. She says that the...

The ‘journey of friendship’ between Catholics and Jews

On June 13, 1960, French historian Jules Isaac arrived at the Vatican for a private audience with St. John XXIII. The octogenarian Jewish professor...

Pope Francis says he gains strength from interaction with retired Pope...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ROMANIA -- Pope Francis said that he continues to visit retired Pope Benedict XVI, 92, who is like a...

The roles love and justice play in the economy

A sense of calamity loomed around the world just 10 years ago as people witnessed the fallout of the 21st-century's Great Recession, whether in...

A look at the College of Cardinals after Polish cardinal’s 80th...

VATICAN CITY — Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the former archbishop of Krakow and longtime secretary to St. John Paul II, celebrated his 80th birthday...

Official marks retired pope’s birthday, commenting on his latest letter

VATICAN CITY — Marking retired Pope Benedict XVI’s 92nd birthday, the editorial director of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication insisted what the retired pope...

Retired Pope Benedict publishes reflection on abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis...

‘Redeemer of man,’ the vision and agenda of St. John Paul...

"Redemptor Hominis" ("The Redeemer of Man," 1979), the first of 14 encyclical letters issued by St. John Paul II (1978–2005), lays out the vision...

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