The Vatican's congregation for religious life is contacting the orders to clarify "some points" following the controversial six-year investigation of U.S. communities of women religious.
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.