The Vatican announced over the weekend that Bishop Blase Cupich, 65, will succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, in Chicago.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has joined Pope Francis and the office for the Synod of Bishops in encouraging a universal day of prayer Sept. 28 for the upcoming synod on the family.
The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will take place Oct. 5-19 at the Vatican.
Kurtz, head of the archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., called the synod as "an important moment for the church and for families."
Laypeople, religious, nearly two dozen bishops and more than 100 clergy filled San Diego's St. Therese of Carmel Church on Wednesday for the noon funeral Mass of San Diego Bishop Cirilo B. Flores, who died Sept. 6 of cancer.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez was the principal celebrant for the Mass, sharing some memories of Flores' last days.
Global Sisters Report: Sr. Teresita Weind took the pulpit Sept. 7 to preach about how long it takes for the deep hurts in people to heal. And she knows.
A new nurse was on duty a few weeks ago in the emergency room at the Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, Kan., when paramedics arrived with a critically injured patient.
She immediately pushed the red button on some newly installed equipment. Seconds later, a seasoned ER nurse and board-certified doctor sitting at a bank of monitors 380 miles away in Sioux Falls, S.D., were using a high-definition camera and other diagnostic equipment to monitor the patient, give advice and document everything the on-site nurse was doing to save the patient's life.
The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops the following month.
Opinion: Young Catholics are increasingly turned off by the attitudes of some American bishops, including the opposition to civil gay marriage and refusal to consider female priests.
Twelve professors at the St. Paul, Minn., university say "the pastoral state of the archdiocese is not sustainable."
The family under discussion when the extraordinary Synod of Bishops convenes at the Vatican Oct. 5 will bear little resemblance to the family of 50 or even 20 years ago.
Global Sisters Report: If you want out of the St. Joseph County lock-up and can't make bail, it's to Sr. Sue Kintzele you make your case.