Catholic scholars Sept. 20 reaffirmed the Catholic church's long-standing prohibition on artificial birth control as outlined in Humanae Vitae.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI reveals that he was among those who were dissatisfied with Pope Paul VI's 1968 teaching prohibiting Catholics from using artificial birth control.
Making a Difference: Neither of America's two major political parties reflect a genuine, total commitment to God. We need a people's platform.
Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety turns 104 July 19. But first he will celebrate 50 years as a bishop June 1 and 77 years as a priest June 29.
Distinctly Catholic: I want to push back against some of the prebuttals to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation and discuss what we can anticipate.
Faith and Justice: The meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was supposed to be an ecumenical milestone, but it caused anxiety among some observers.
The Field Hospital: While a relatively new priest, Fr. Garry Koch, 58, jokes readily that he is an expert on seminary education under five popes, having experienced all of them.
The pope firmly rejected the use of abortion, but said that avoiding pregnancy through contraception is not always evil.
Augustinian Fr. Gabriel Daly said that the 1968 papal encyclical had never been accepted by the church at large. Daly also condemned the church over its treatment of women.
Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils.