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Latin American bishops say young want a sincere, welcoming church

VATICAN CITY — Bishops from Chile and Puerto Rico told the Synod of Bishops that the church must do more to help young people...

Harsh rhetoric, policies in U.S. cause migrants more pain, observer says

VATICAN CITY -- One U.S. observer warned Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops that the current immigration system in the United States "blatantly...

Some married men would answer a call to priesthood, bishop says

VATICAN CITY — Speaking to the Synod of Bishops on behalf of Belgium’s bishops’ conference, a bishop said he was sure some young married...

Honesty, gratitude to God are basis of credibility, cardinal tells synod

VATICAN CITY — Unless they recognize themselves as sinners rescued by Jesus, adults cannot be effective in helping young people find the path to...

Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

VATICAN CITY — In their first formal reports to the entire Synod of Bishops, many of the gathering’s working groups reported that they had...

U.S. Cardinal DiNardo welcomes Holy See steps to confront sexual assault

ROME -- The president of the U.S. bishops' conference welcomed Pope Francis' pledge to fight attempts to cover up cases of sexual abuse and...

Listening church: Pope gives new vision for Synod of Bishops

VATICAN CITY — The Synod of Bishops increasingly should be a structure for listening to the Catholic faithful, demonstrating a local bishop’s concern for...

Synod of bishops: Traveling on a journey together

The topic of "synodality" has generated rich conversation in recent years, especially since the election of Pope Francis. This term can seem foreign or...

Synod working document: Young Catholics need church that listens to them

VATICAN CITY — Young Catholics are looking for a church that listens to their concerns, accompanies them in discerning their vocations and helps them...

Big book of numbers: Vatican volume tracks church statistics

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest’s...

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