Astronomers confirm existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light years away: "Depending on different factors, all of the planets could potentially harbor conditions for the possible existence of life on them," U.S. Jesuit Father David Brown said.
Pope Francis' at weekly general audience: "When carried away by selfishness, human beings end up ruining even the most beautiful things that have been entrusted to them," the pope said.
Francis Chronicles: The tendency to de-personalize others, which starts in one's own heart, at home and with relationships, "grows and grows and it will become violence worldwide," Francis said.
Interview reveals: The knights' spiritual patron, not their leader, demanded resignation of the group's grand chancellor.
Cardinal Raymond Burke arrived in Guam Feb. 15 as the presiding judge in a church trial investigating allegations of sexual abuse leveled against Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana.
Christians must never lose hope and should remind themselves that God loves them even at their worst, Pope Francis said.
God's love provides "security" both in difficult moments and even when "I have done something terrible and evil," the pope said Feb. 15 during his weekly general audience.
"No one can take this security from us. We must repeat it like a prayer: God loves me. I am sure that God loves me!" he said.
A member of Pope Francis’ advisory Council of Cardinals has said it is important for the Catholic faith that adherents to the religion support the pontiff.
In a press briefing at the Vatican Wednesday, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said that while it is normal that there be discussion about the pope and his initiatives “it is also clear for us as Catholics that loyalty to the pope is substantial for the Catholic faith.”
Pope Francis said that economic development projects on lands that have historically belonged to indigenous peoples should be subject to the "prior and informed consent" of those peoples.
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio affirmed in a new book that Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia allows divorced and remarried persons to take Communion under certain circumstances.
World Marriage Day: Each week dozens of newlyweds, dressed again in their wedding gowns and tuxedoes, come to the Vatican to receive a special papal blessing as they begin their lives together.