Vatican City -- Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Ukraine, according to the country’s leader. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the pope today at the Vatican.
Pope Francis encouraged greater attention to those whose health is affected by environmental degradation and pollution. Francis meets many sick people who have rare diseases doctors can't explain.
The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy set Sept. 4, 2016, as a possible date for the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, if her sainthood cause is concluded.
Distinctly Catholic: Today, I would like to look at two aspects of this week's USCCB meeting which are more ecclesial in nature.
U.S. bishops approved a $24.2 million budget for the work of their national conference in 2016. Their vote was inconclusive on a 2017 assessment increase on dioceses that fund it.
The U.S. bishops approved a statement on pornography, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography" on day two of their Nov. 16-19 general meeting in Baltimore.
Distinctly Catholic: Looking back over the last two days, four moments stand out: two moments demonstrate what is good about the bishops’ conference, and two moments highlight real problems.
Pope Francis: “The church is the doorman of the house of the Lord. It is not the master of the house of the Lord!”
The document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" and its introduction eventually passed by wide margins in separate votes during the second day of the USCCB annual fall meeting.