Washington: The task force will help bishops engage directly in challenging problems highlighted by the racial problems following recent shootings.
Pope Francis appointed Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich to the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, the office that proposes bishop candidates.
Analysis: The pope may have exposed church tensions over how to engage the gay community -- tensions that have intensified after the Orlando mass shooting at a gay nightclub.
A Mass offered for Puerto Rican victims of the Orlando mass shooting was interrupted when local police entered a cathedral to investigate the possibility of a bomb inside.
As funerals and vigils took place for victims of the June 12 Orlando shootings Central Florida's worshippers and religious leaders grappled with how to cope with such tragedy.
Members of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn prayed June 16 for Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida, his father and mother, and sister.
Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Orlando, Fla. A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub June 12 in Orlando, Fla.
Commentary: As we reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus at the hands of the state, the death penalty remains a profound injustice.
The Catholic Whistleblowers network supports Fr. John Gallagher, who claimed the diocese of Palm Beach demoted him because he wasn't "silent about alleged sexual abuse of minor children."