NCR Today: The Vatican has told Cardinal John Tong Hon he cannot participate in the Synod of Bishops because he is one year past the normal retirement age of bishops.
NCR Today: The Vatican's ambassador to Kenya and South Sudan has revealed details of Pope Francis' expected November visit to three African countries.
The Vatican says a letter from Pope Francis to a lesbian author, whose books are banned in Italy, that included a blessing of her work and relationship, is being misinterpreted.
The growing phenomenon of Catholics marrying outside the faith and the challenges that it poses to the church in Asia -- especially in countries like India, where Christians are a minority -- was the subject of discussion at a recent gathering of Asian moral theologians.
Fr. Michael Peters, an Indian moral theologian who studied mixed marriages in several archdioceses in southern India between 2005 and 2010, said his survey revealed "a clear indication" that such marriages are steadily growing in the country.
About 1,000 people a month cross the border from Colombia into Ecuador, seeking refuge from armed violence.
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, placed his face in his hands when asked how his faith has been challenged, changed in the crisis he has helped manage.
Just Catholic: What's 'technocratic paradigm'? The technocratic approach sees a person as a mind-body machine. Francis says solely technological approaches to questions inevitably fail the human spirit.
Azahy Ali Triana de la Peña began transitioning from man to woman in 2012. She feared how, or even if, she would be accepted in the Roman Catholic Church.
A Pakistani court has directed the Punjab provincial government and police to give the father of death row convict Asia Bibi prison visitation rights, a family lawyer said.
Italy reacted with disgust last week to the lavish funeral procession held for alleged Mafia boss Vittorio Casamonica, including a gilded horse-drawn carriage procession.