Pope Francis said June 16 the validity of marriage implies that a couple understands that sacramental marriage is a bond binding them to another for their entire lives.
After five years of tension and silence, Pope Francis and the grand imam of one of the most important Sunni Muslim universities in the world embraced at the Vatican.
Sixteen years after the Vatican released the text of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, rumors cyclically arise claiming that the Vatican still is keeping part of Mary's message secret.
NCR Editorial: The Vatican accountants appear to be doing a better job managing the Holy See's finances, but we need to start seeing results: prosecutions, convictions and confiscations.
The Vatican’s financial watchdog agency has marked 544 activities as questionable, freezing or halting movement of a total of some $2.4 million and 15.3 million Euros.
The Field Hospital: There's hope for Catholics seeking newly-ordained priests galvanized by Pope Francis. It just might take a while, says Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth.
Reading 'Amoris Laetitia': Couples married and planning to marry should start with Chapter 4; Moral theologians start with Chapter 8.
Distinctly Catholic: I want to push back against some of the prebuttals to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation and discuss what we can anticipate.
A Roman Observer: Christians are abandoning their churches and faith. Why? Our Christian “story” makes less and less sense to people of our time.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Mark Doherty says clericalism is no more present among today's younger clergy than it is among clergy of the baby-boomer generation.