Pope, patriarch discuss canon law's relationship to ecumenism

The search for Christian unity must involve all aspects of the churches' lives, including their different church laws, Pope Francis said.

Polls show big support for conscience protections for health care workers

An overwhelming majority of Americans – 83% – said they support conscience protection rights for health care professionals because they should not be forced to perform procedures against their moral beliefs.

Massachusetts bishops urge 'substantial' steps to protect environment

Four Massachusetts Catholic bishops warned of environmental red flags documented by scientists and urged a change in behaviors in a Sept. 16 statement calling for substantial changes to safeguard creation.


Despite human sinfulness, God's projects will endure, pope says

The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God's project, Pope Francis said.