Saffron Edwards, 15, holds up a rainbow-colored umbrella during a student walkout at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa. Students, alumni and supporters were protesting the school’s decision not to hire a gay teacher in April 2015. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Michael Zamora)
Despite shifting views among average Catholics, advocates for L.G.B.T. people say the church can still feel unwelcoming. Church teaching that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” has not changed.

Pope says he will not pre-judge Trump, will seek common ground.

Pope says he will not pre-judge Trump and that Marie Collins had some good reasons for her resignation from the sex abuse commission.

What might Pope Francis think about ‘The Benedict Option?’ A new talk gives clues.

A new talk by the pope, as well as “Evangelii Gaudium,” gives clues to his thinking about the thesis of a new book by Rod Dreher.

Myanmar and Holy See Establish Diplomatic Relations

The Vatican made the announcement after a meeting between Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, de facto leader of Myanmar.