Vatican: In its first document since the pope's election, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has called on Catholic bishops and lay movements to respect one another.
Eco Catholic: Without recognizing the faces behind statistics, the pope said extreme poverty risks feeling natural and the hungry "turn into one more news story."
The July 22 memorial observance of St. Mary Magdalene has elevated to a major feast in the liturgical calendar, Vatican Radio announced June 10.
Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church's liturgical calendar, the Vatican announced.
The Francis Chronicles: Thinking about serving tea rather than wine at your wedding? Think again if you're inviting the pope.
The Vatican decision, announced June 6, forces Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of the Agana archdiocese to yield his authority, at least temporarily.
A Roman Observer: Unlike predecessors, Pope Francis has not utilized the CDF prefect or his department, but is he making any moves to ensure a legacy that cannot be undone?