Pope Francis honors 40 Catholics in Philadelphia Archdiocese
The awardees, who include lay individuals, couples, a religious sister and a permanent deacon, are recognized for their dedication and service to the church. Archbishop Chaput will confer the honors formally Sept. 5.
Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.
UPDATED - Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4.
Intellectual bio traces influences on Pope Francis’ thought
For those interested in the intellectual framework that undergirds the pope's theological outlook, a new book paints a picture that is rigorous and sympathetic, suggesting a richness and complexity to his theology.
U.S. bishops, Pope Francis react strongly to dead migrant father, child
Photos of a Salvadoran migrant and his 23-month-old daughter lying face down in the Rio Grande River sparked outrage against the U.S. government due to squalid conditions at migrant facilities and increasingly harsh policies against immigrants.
Pope Francis denies knowing of allegations against McCarrick
UPDATED -- Pope Francis denied claims that he and other church officials failed to act on accusations of abuse by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, saying, "I don't remember if (Archbishop Vigano) spoke to me about this."
Pope Francis called Jean Vanier to thank him before his death
The death of Vanier, whose ministry helped improve the lives of developmentally disabled people in dozens of countries, drew prayers and words of condolence from church leaders around the world.
Letter writers accuse Pope Francis of heresy
A small group of Catholics has accused Pope Francis of heresy and has written to the world's bishops asking them to "take the steps necessary to deal with the grave situation of a heretical pope."
Some traditional formalities do not ring true with Pope Francis
UPDATED - Pope Francis has made it more than obvious that he does not like people kissing his ring.
The Pope Said What? Appreciating How Pope Francis Communicates
Understanding the particular context, Spanish thought, Jesuit style, and Pastor's concerns are keys to appreciating the communication event that is Pope Francis.
Conversational dialogues offer insights into Pope Francis’ views
What is the pope's vision for the church in the 21st century? Two books of his collected interviews illuminate his thoughts on globalization, immigration, poverty, dialogue, politics, and even humor.