Faith and Justice: Conservationists hope that the encyclical's attitude toward animals, especially wildlife, will reflect the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
Italian military police are investigating the death of a 60-year-old priest and theologian who taught at two pontifical universities in Rome. According to media reports, Fr. Lanfranco Rossi was found face-down in a pool of blood in the hazelnut grove near his community's retreat center in San Feliciano, just outside of Zagarolo, about 21 miles south of Italy's capital.
The Vatican said interreligious dialogue with the Muslim community must be strengthened given "the barbarism underway" by terrorists claiming to be Muslims.
U.S. Bishop Robert Finn, the Catholic prelate who became a symbol internationally of the church’s failures in addressing the sexual abuse crisis, has resigned.
"I was impressed just at the universality of [the Vatican's] concern as well as some of the things that they were focused on."
A Vatican official said he hoped the canonization would provide better recognition of the Catholic contribution to U.S. history.
Global Sisters Report: Catholic women religious and observers reacted with notable -- but muted -- relief to the end of Vatican oversight of LCWR.
Global Sisters Report: The whole sad doctrinal assessment and oversight mandate of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious from the Vatican is history. Alleluia!
A controversial three-year program of Vatican oversight of the main leadership group of U.S. Catholic sisters has come to an end.
Cardinal Roberto Tucci, best known for having managed the travel logistics of the former globe-trotting pope, St. John Paul II, died Tuesday in Rome at the age of 93.
The Italian Jesuit and former head of Vatican Radio was not only a tough-negotiating papal advance man, he was also an expert at the Second Vatican Council, a theologian, an ecumenist and a man unafraid to give blunt advice on sensitive internal Vatican affairs.