Baton Rouge Bishop Robert Muench renewed a call for a diocesan-wide week of prayer, fasting and reflection after the city's latest fatal shootings left three officers dead.
The fate of some 120,000 displaced Iraqi Christians is being held hostage by uncertainty.
NCR Today: The couple, Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon, were plaintiffs in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled same-sex marriage constitutional.
It appears that questions raised by the forced resignation of Tony Spence from Catholic News Service will not be aired publicly, anytime soon.
Distinctly Catholic: Let's look at what 2016 might hold for the Catholic church -- shakeups in the Curia, a consistory and an apostolic exhortation.
Unanswered questions remain about the legal implications of June's Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, but analysts agree religious institutions face big challenges in the months and years to come.
NCR Today: The idea of specifically barring Muslims "fractures the very foundation of morality on which we stand," said Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
The document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" and its introduction eventually passed by wide margins in separate votes during the second day of the USCCB annual fall meeting.
Martha Hennessy, an anti-war activist and granddaughter of Dorothy Day, challenged bishops at the USCCB fall meeting to condemn what she believed was the inevitability of deeper war with Syria.
Highlighting Pope Francis’s instructions to the hierarchy, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, USCCB president, opened the body’s annual fall meeting with a reflection on the upcoming year of mercy.