Catholic activist Sr. Simone Campbell has suggested that senior clergy at the Vatican are more preoccupied with power than confronting issues like clerical sexual abuse.
Four Years of Francis: Many of the changes taking place at the upper echelons of the church at first glance appear minor, then take on a wider meaning.
Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis poses the question to the church today: Is the Gospel, as we proclaim it, still good news to the poor?
Distinctly Catholic: Amoris Laetitia contains three sentences that define the reforms that Pope Francis seeks for the church.
Faith and Justice: A Q&A with Fr. Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the Vatican's new Section for Migrants and Refugees, reporting directly to Pope Francis.
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.