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Social media vs. social interaction: Why must we choose? Opinion

Back in the olden days, before foreign governments could be accused of hacking and influencing our elections, serious discussions took place about using cutting-edge...

Ignoring the poor falsifies the Gospel, Pope Francis says in message

VATICAN CITY — Christians must not underestimate the importance of embracing and assisting the poor, oppressed and outcast, Pope Francis said. Not only did Jesus...

Order of Malta’s leader reminds members: Tridentine Mass not allowed

ROME — The grand master of the Sovereign Order of Malta has reminded members that all liturgical celebrations within the order must be celebrated...

Analysis: Bishops weigh ‘effective’ policies on accountability, transparency

WASHINGTON  -- When the bishops gather in Baltimore starting June 11, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Missouri, said he's "hopeful we will...

Pope Francis says he wishes to visit Iraq in 2020

VATICAN CITY -- Announcing his desire to visit Iraq in 2020, Pope Francis called for a peaceful resolution to crises in the Middle East. He...

Pope Francis names special delegate for pastoral care of Lourdes pilgrims

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has named a special delegate for the pastoral care of pilgrims to the French shrine of Our Lady of...

Cardinal George Pell back to prison in Melbourne to await appeal...

MELBOURNE, Australia  -- Cardinal George Pell was taken back to prison June 6 at the end of a two-day hearing on his appeal of...

Church must learn how to speak to young people, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Too often when Catholics try to talk to young people about vocational discernment, “it’s as if we were speaking Esperanto to...

Airborne news conferences offer chance for unscripted glimpse of Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' inflight news conferences are arguably less newsy than when his pontificate began, mostly because he has been insisting the...

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...

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