Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley pledged, "Let there be no doubts: no other topic is more important for the life of the church," speaking at an education seminar.
Four Years of Francis: Many of the changes taking place at the upper echelons of the church at first glance appear minor, then take on a wider meaning.
Refugee response: More than 2,000 religious leaders representing the Interfaith Immigration Coalition who objected to the action in a letter to the president and members of Congress.
We say: We must dig deep into our Catholic social teachings to re-establish our foundations. We must stand with the working class, the elderly, children and the poor.
Washington: Faced with the prospect of the GOP following through on pledges to repeal health care reform, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops seems to be changing its tune.
Jan. 14 papal appointments: Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to be a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Protection of Minors website: The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has launched a beta version of its website in English and has included its template for local guidelines on preventing sexual abuse, resources for a day of prayer for the victims and survivors as well as a mailing address to contact commission members.
NCR Today: World Youth Day will soon end. How do we continue to let God's light shine in us without letting the world extinguish that flame?
Jesus did not stop talking about mercy even though he was nearly thrown from a cliff after his first public talk in a Nazareth synagogue, and the rest of his life can serve as an example for people of faith to follow, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley told an energized World Youth Day audience.
Emphasizing the World Youth Day theme focused on mercy and the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis, O'Malley called on the young people in Tauron Arena Wednesday to bring God's mercy to life as Jesus did.
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.