Church teaching leads Catholic entities to divest from fossil fuels

Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church's worldwide network of humanitarian aid agencies, three German banks and more than 30 other Catholic institutions are planning to divest at least part of their financial portfolios from the fossil fuel industry.

Georgetown gathering seeks to overcome polarization within church

The June 4-6 gathering is meant to be a starting point to bring about Pope Francis' vision of the church responding to human hurts and social challenges by living out the joy of the Gospel, organizers said.

Shortage of low-income affordable housing reaches crisis stage

Four New Orleans families are a little better off today since a grass-roots housing program helped them secure an affordable place to live.

Religious investors welcome Midwest utilities' action on climate change

Two religious communities have withdrawn shareholder resolutions filed with Midwest electric utilities after the companies announced they would publish climate risk assessment reports.