Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the papal teaching to which Catholics are obliged to give "religious submission of will and intellect."
Defying hierarchical ban, Iowa community invites excommunicated speakers to its 40th anniversary, but others ask: What would Dorothy Day do?
New Mexico's Catholic bishops oppose Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's plan to reinstate the death penalty and called on the Legislature to reject it.
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La Iglesia Hispana: Hispanic Catholics are organizing the V Encuentro, an evangelization effort meant to gauge pastoral realities within Hispanic communities while inspiring new youth leaders.
Violence stems from a breakdown in communication, Fr. Bob Stiefvater told more than 450 people gathered at All Saints Church in Milwaukee for a Mass of peace Aug. 18.
A federal judge's ruling blocks the implementation of guidance that required school districts to allow transgender students to choose which restroom and locker facilities to use.
Reconciliation in Chicago: In the work for the Precious Blood Center, humor is salve for the open wounds of suffering.
The pastor of an Orthodox Christian church in Tulsa, Okla., said the funeral this week for a slain Lebanese-American member of his flock will avoid politics.
The importance of marriage and family is at the core for the future of both the church and society, said Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas.