Sainthood: Fr. Augustus Tolton, a former slave, is the first recognized American diocesan priest of African descent. In 2011, the Chicago archdiocese officially opened his cause for sainthood.
Interview: The 50-year-old Italian Jesuit spoke of the opposition to Francis, what's next for the pope and the church in 2017 and how Francis deals with his workload.
Critics of Francis have grown bolder and more demanding than ever, but the pontiff has a surprising ally in a soft-spoken Italian priest who critics call "the pope's mouthpiece."
At the Intersection: I will not be sad to see you go, 2016, though I think I’ll be processing you for a long time.
Eco Catholic: Richmond Pond in Westport is just a stone's throw away from the mouth of Buzzards Bay where it meets Rhode Island Sound, both leading to the Atlantic Ocean.
Editorial: Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, has long known that making peace requires not only new ways of acting, but also new ways of seeing and thinking.
The morning after the presidential election, still in shock, I delivered the news to our children. The candidate who spoke about people who are different in ways not allowed in our home had actually won. We talked about how we didn’t share his values, and that we could still work for the things we believed in.
Despite the imposing proximity of the wall separating Bethlehem from Israel, the Caritas Baby Hospital is a point of light for thousands of patients each year.
While prelates in Speyer and Freiburg see in Amoris Laetitia a path to the sacraments for the divorced, doctrinal chief Cardinal Müller reiterates no exceptions to Catholic marriage's indissolubility.
Christmas: For many years, Maryknoll Fr. Bob McCahill has been sending an annual letter to friends at Christmastime, chronicling his experience living among the people of Bangladesh.