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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"People call me 'the enemy of the pope' and so forth. I have never been and I am not presently the enemy of the pope," says Cardinal Raymond Burke.
Commentary: None of the fears about conservative Polish episcopate clashing with Pope Francis during his visit for World Youth Day materialized.
St. John Paul II's former secretary urged young Catholics to share their faith, experiences and hopes and spread a "message of divine mercy" worldwide during World Youth Day.
World Youth Day 2016: Over 100 pilgrims from the Bridgeport, Conn., diocese, myself included, landed July 22 in Warsaw, Poland. We're exhausted but excited for these next 11 days.
Pope Francis' visit to Poland July 27-31 will inevitably call attention to the contrast between his liberal social policies and those of the Polish church.
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A Roman Observer: Pope Francis says he does not like to fire people. But it looks like he could be running out of patience with Cardinal Robert Sarah.
A Roman Observer: Church doctrine and the practice of many bishops towards gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons is to put us in closets.
Commentary: Is the concept of female permanent deacons a viable idea?