(RNS) The Catholic Church has always taught that sin is sin, but few people see killing someone as equivalent to marrying a lifelong same-sex partner.
(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.
(Reuters) The museums, visited by about six million people a year who pay at least 16 euros, will close early so the homeless can get VIP treatment in the Sistine Chapel with its famous Michelangelo frescoes.
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.
(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.
(RNS) The pope insisted on lunch, which will be prepared by the prisoners, some of whom will come from two other detention centers.