Take and Read: Centuries after the Emmaus journey, the decrees of the Second Vatican Council generated many changes that elicited a wide variety of reactions.
Catholic Church in China: No matter what the motivation or how seriously threatened one may believe the Catholic Church in China is, the ordination of bishops without a mandate from the pope is a serious violation of church law, the Vatican said.
Pope Francis moves Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin from Indianapolis to Newark, N.J., giving the New York area two cardinals for the first time.
Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, appointed by Pope Francis to step-in over Agana Archbishop Anthony Apuron, told reporters Tuesday that "they just formed all the conditions for" Apuron's trial.
NCR Today: It would be easy to write up 95-plus reasons why it's discriminatory and downright silly and embarrassing to deny women an equal place.
Distinctly Catholic: The USCCB has been largely pursuing a culture warrior agenda that has served the Church very badly, tempting some Catholics to give up on the conference.
Distinctly Catholic: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has some clear choices: Will they follow Pope Francis' direction, or will the conference continue in cultural warrior mode?
Aboard the papal plane: Countries should take in refugees and prudent about only accepting as many as they can integrate into their societies, the pope said.
Pressed on whether women are 'forever' barred from priesthood during in-flight press conference, Francis says, 'The last word is clear,' citing St. John Paul II.
Distinctly Catholic: The Holy Father seemed pitch perfect during his visit to Sweden to join with Lutherans in a joint celebration of the Reformation.