Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell said he has a hard time understanding why some bishops have reacted negatively to Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love.")
Analysis: The pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
Three U.S. prelates who will be elevated to the office of cardinal next month each said they were "humbled" by the appointment and asked for prayers.
A federal judge's ruling blocks the implementation of guidance that required school districts to allow transgender students to choose which restroom and locker facilities to use.
The importance of marriage and family is at the core for the future of both the church and society, said Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas.
Houston-area prosecutors dropped charges on Tuesday against two anti-abortion activists indicted for using illegal government identifications to secretly film a Texas Planned Parenthood facility.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers, required doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals.
Commentary: As we reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus at the hands of the state, the death penalty remains a profound injustice.
Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, described as "the father of U.S. Latino religious thought," has died. He was accused this year in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy 30 years ago.
The lawsuit claims that a Legionaries priest asked for an extra $94,000 donation in order to secure the priest's signature on paperwork finalizing a land deal.