Gun violence in Chicago: On Dec. 31 hundreds joined to commemorate the lives of those killed by gun violence in 2016. "We're protesting violence," said Fr. Michael Pfelger.
Special feature: The Chicago archbishop has "got a lot of work to do" to revitalize this sprawling bastion of U.S. Catholicism.
Philadelphia: In the wake of the elections, there's been an "outpouring of inquiries and support" from U.S. congregations that want to sign on as sanctuary sites.
Analysis: The pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
Three U.S. prelates who will be elevated to the office of cardinal next month each said they were "humbled" by the appointment and asked for prayers.
Editorial: The opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture justifies hope that our better angels will ultimately prevail.
U.S. Catholic bishops are calling on dioceses and communities around the nation to participate in a day of peace and dialogue Friday.
Pope Francis appointed Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich to the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, the office that proposes bishop candidates.
New York -- The New York City Pride parade to Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn, the newest national monument, included a newly formed group, Gays Against Guns.
Praise for Amoris Laetitia. Archbishop Cupich calls papal document "crisp and fresh, making the text easily accessible.”