What Catholic bishops are actually saying about denying Communion to politicians

Religion News Service asked more than 180 members of the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference their position on denying Communion to Catholic politicians who back the right to an abortion, a practice the church condemns. Few offered a firm yes-or-no answer.

Incoming Bishop Stephen Chow says he feels the pressure of leading Hong Kong diocese

Jesuit Fr. Stephen Chow, the newly appointed bishop of Hong Kong, did not at first think he was the right man for the job.

Vatican employees criticize pay cuts by Pope Francis as 'anti-meritocratic and disincentivizing'

When Pope Francis decided to cut the pay of Vatican employees, it was mostly welcomed as a positive effort. But some employees said the measures are disproportionate and aggravate existing systems of privileges.

After coup, Myanmar Catholics fear the 'target on our back'

Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass for Myanmar Catholics in Rome May 16, underlining his efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in the Southeast Asian country, which has spiraled into violence after a military coup.