Pope Francis

 Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich leads a catechesis session for World Youth Day pilgrims at the Parish of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Panama City Jan. 25, 2019. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth
Gerard O’Connell February 13, 2019
Cardinal Cupich expects the summit to clarify “to all that they are not alone in implementing measures and that they have to resolve as a body, as the college of bishops, to own this issue.”
Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, pictured in 2017. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 12, 2019
A sentence of laicization—sometimes referred to colloquially as defrocking—would complete a stunning fall from grace for the former cardinal.
Demonstrators hold signs in support of the country's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido and and for foreign humanitarian aid, next to the Tienditas International Bridge, near Cucuta, Colombia, on Feb. 8. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Filipe Domingues February 11, 2019
“As long as there is a dictatorship in Venezuela, it is better not to return,” said Alexander. “I feel that there is an illegitimate government, a power that literally controls everything, but also an opposition that has defrauded the people many times.”
Colleen Dulle February 07, 2019
Gerry told me this week, “I think it’s difficult to convey the long-term consequences that could emerge from this visit.”
From left to right, Cardinal Blase Cupich, Cardinal Joseph Tobin and Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaking about sexual abuse at a Feb. 2-3 meeting in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy: Leadership Roundtable)
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 05, 2019
Pope Francis has downplayed expectations about the Feb. 21-24 summit at the Vatican on the sexual abuse crisis, but many hope it is a step toward a system with more accountability.
Gerard O’Connell February 05, 2019
During a 45-minute press conference on the flight from Abu Dhabi to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions about whether the Holy See would be ready to act as a mediator to avoid a civil war in Venezuela, the problem of the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy in the Catholic Church and the humanitarian