NCR Today: Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi said Feb. 19 that Catholics with well-formed consciences can decide to use contraceptives "in cases of particular emergency."
NCR Today: Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics in positions of power in criminal cases to stop executions at least for the duration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
NCR Today: Pope Francis' questioning of Donald Trump's Christianity was not a personal attack on the candidate, Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi has said.
Every bishop and cardinal must watch the film "Spotlight," so they realize reporting abuse -- not silence -- will save the church, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna of Malta.
Marie Collins, an Irish abuse survivor who is one of the members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, responds to the controversy behind another member's leave.
Speaking to the priests he will commission to hear confessions during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the pope outlined three particular characteristics they should practice when hearing confessions.
"I make an appeal to the international community to not spare any effort to urgently bring the parties to the negotiating table," Pope Francis urged Sunday.
"I have not left and I am not leaving my position on the commission," said British children's advocate Peter Saunders.
One of the most outspoken members of the commission advising Pope Francis on clergy sexual abuse is no longer actively working with the group, the Vatican has announced.
Peter Tatchell criticized a court’s decision in Northern Ireland to charge a bakery with discrimination for refusing to ice a cake with a slogan in support of same-sex marriage.