The U.S. Catholic church should not react stridently following the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, Archbishop Blase Cupich said.
The parents of St. Therese of Lisieux will be canonized Oct. 18 at the Vatican during the Synod of Bishops on the family.
Louis Martin (1823-1894) and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin (1831-1877) will be the first married couple with children to be canonized in the same ceremony. Other married couples are among the blesseds of the church.
Pope Francis issued the decree approving their canonization Saturday during the public consistory on canonizations at the Vatican; more than 40 cardinals attended.
First Person: My mother, who taught me to obey the rules, had herself disobeyed them by marrying a divorced man five decades earlier.
Global Faith: One element of diversity the photographer said hasn't been discussed enough is the diversity of interfaith relationships.
Pope Francis is bringing "a sense of mercy, a sense of joy, a sense of accepting people where they are" to the church, Bishop Robert McElroy says.
While headlines and social media outlets broadcast the beheadings, burnings, kidnappings and other barbarous acts performed by the Islamic State, the rise of the group in Iraq and Syria holds both a challenge and opportunity for relations among Muslims, Jews and Christians.
My Table is Spread: Shortly after I turned in my last column about my daughter's work to reduce violence, she faced violence at home.
When John Howard Yoder became a full-time professor at the University of Notre Dame in 1984, he brought with him a history of predatory behavior toward women.
Pope Francis isn't going to be visiting the United States until September, but that hasn't kept the pope from going all around the nation, if only as a simple piece of paper for the time being.
Chicago-based Catholic Extension is helping to build excitement and support for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States by creating Flat Francis.
The project takes some inspiration from "The Flat Stanley Project," which centers on a paper cutout of Flat Stanley, a cartoon drawing based on books of the same name, being photographed with people in numerous locations.
Book review: The Spiritual City offers a reminder of the richness of the Christian tradition in facing the challenges of increasing diversity.