California Indians argue that the 18th-century Franciscan, to be made a saint during the pope's U.S. trip, helped destroy their culture and decimate their people.
5 minutes with Francis: One woman asks of her church to acknowledge the work and education of women.
After appearing at a women's ordination conference, Fr. Jack McClure was told he can't celebrate mass at the parish where he has been pastor for the past 15 months.
His work in the sanctuary movement during the civil wars in Central America during the 1980s makes Claretian Fr. Luis Olivares more than worthy of recognition.
Parents and classmates of missing students are seeking the intervention of Pope Francis, whose Philadelphia trip coincides with the anniversary of attacks that killed six and left 43 missing.
Gene Conrad, 86, got up every morning at 5 a.m. to make breakfast for his wife, Reva. Before he shuffled downstairs, he cuddled next to her and began singing the song they had sung to each other every morning since they married in 1950: "You Are My Sunshine." Reva was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 21 years ago but she glowed as she heard the words Gene sang. Gene died last week after a brief illness.
5 minutes with Francis: 'The church cannot continue with a diminishing number of priests.'
At the Intersection: One thing has remained the same between the 1999 and 2015 U.S. papal visits: a sense of expectation and hope.
As the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese prepares for a new leader, the Vatican-appointed interim administrator met with a Catholic reform group that the former archbishop had warned his flock against joining.
Organizers and delegates to the third international women’s ordination conference, finishing a three-day conference here, said they were leaving with a renewed energy and purpose.