As Pope Francis prepares for a Sept. 30-Oct. 2 visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, experts hope the trip might help strengthen relations between the Roman Catholic and Georgian Orthodox churches.
Bishop Peter Jugis called on the Charlotte diocese to pray after two nights of violence following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, an African-American.
Poland's bishops conference has condemned a Polish Catholic group's support for a gay rights campaign; the group is pressing on to ensure an understanding atmosphere in Poland.
Catholic scholars Sept. 20 reaffirmed the Catholic church's long-standing prohibition on artificial birth control as outlined in Humanae Vitae.
Cardinal Peter Turkson said Pope Francis has been strongly influenced by discussions from the Vatican conference in April that rejected just war theory.
In a Sept. 14 statement, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan urged Catholic lawmakers not to support "any attempt to restore the death penalty."
U.S. Catholic bishops are calling on dioceses and communities around the nation to participate in a day of peace and dialogue Friday.
Most agree that the Congo bishops conference's peace initiative offers the best chance of peace for a generation in the long-troubled Congo.
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.
Bishops from all the Catholic dioceses in Missouri support Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill, and requested that the Missouri General Assembly uphold the governor's decision.