(RNS) Pope Francis will become the third pope to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when he meets with the president and first lady during his U.S. tour in September.
(RNS) Are there signs of a “Francis effect” among U.S. Catholics? Yes and no, but it’s still probably too early to tell.
NEWARK, N.J. — In the 18 months since the archdiocese began marketing headstones, some headstone dealers saw business drop off by 40 percent.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) At a special service on Sunday night (March 22), Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, said the reburial of King Richard III would draw Anglicans and Catholics closer together.
As the popemobile made its way down a Naples street, restaurant co-owner Enzo Cacialli hand-delivered the pizza to the pope.
(RNS) Pope Francis is trying to tighten church teaching against the death penalty. Not all American Catholics, however, are convinced.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When it comes to how Americans rank the factors that shape their self identity, religion ranks near the bottom — if at all.
(RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI accepted O’Brien’s resignation, O’Brien admitted “there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.”
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) Rogue Roman Catholic bishop Richard Williamson’s consecration of Father Jean-Michel Faure, which incurs an automatic excommunication of both men, now creates a new ultra-traditionalist splinter group opposed to any form of dialogue with the Vatican.