Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Edward M. Rice, whose most recent assignment was auxiliary bishop of St. Louis, as head of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
If Christians and other religious minorities disappear in Iraq and Syria, "pluralism and stability leave with them," the head of the Knights of Columbus told a congressional commission April 19.
The debate that began when students learned that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards would speak at the nation's oldest Catholic university continued when she received a standing ovation at Georgetown.
Eco Catholic: At least 350 people died in the wake of Sunday's massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the South American nation.
Tony Spence, director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service since 2004, unexpectedly resigned Wednesday at the request of a U.S. bishops' conference official.
The religious nonprofits challenging their participation in the contraceptive mandate under the ACA agreed with a U.S. Supreme Court proposal to provide coverage under an alternative plan.
Catholic leaders and observers reacted April 8 to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).
U.S. Rep. John Fleming has introduced a measure to provide legal protection to all health care providers who choose not to provide abortions as part of their health care practice.
On March 29 the justices asked lawyers on both sides to submit additional briefs on the subject within the next few weeks.
Sr. Constance Veit will be inside the Supreme Court to hear a landmark case pitting the Little Sisters of the Poor and several other religious non-profits against the United States.