Trump administration: Catholics especially have been outspoken in opposition to Trump’s executive orders and policies on immigration and refugees.
While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country's immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers from their children while in immigration detention, and yet another, a cardinal, was accompanying a grandfather to an appointment that could have resulted in his deportation.
Catholic Church leaders in the U.S. spent the week of March 6-10 trying to allay fears, urging compassion, not just from the government from those who are not seeing "God's creation" when they malign unauthorized immigrants.
After months of intense debate, the University of Notre Dame announced that Vice President Mike Pence will be the main graduation speaker this spring.
Updated with video: The U.S. regional meeting's final statement called all faith communities to declare themselves sanctuaries for the discriminated.
A Peru-based Catholic movement has acknowledged that its founder sexually, physically and psychologically abused minors, teen and young adult members.
An internal investigation of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae found that Luis Fernando Figari, who founded the organization in 1971 and headed it until 2010, and three other high-ranking former members abused 19 minors and 10 adults.
Organizers of the first National Symposium on the Life of the Religious Brother are casting a wide net, inviting not just brothers, but all people — women religious, lay people, priests and deacons — to join a discussion about the life and mission of religious brothers in the Catholic church today.
Distinctly Catholic: Amid a divided church and a divided polity, look to Cardinals Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin to increasingly drive the hierarchy's message in the public square.
Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis knows that only with the heart of the Gospel, God's mercy, can the church find new life, and the Jubilee Year got the message out.
Saturday, When Pope Francis conferred the red hat on Blase Cupich, Kevin Farrell and Joe Tobin, he inaugurated a new day for the church in the United States.
New Cardinals: Francis places a high value on personal encounters with individuals, looking for fidelity and humility in the men he selects for a red hat.