In this March 23, 2007 photo, Pope Benedict XVI and Ireland President Mary McAleese pose for photographers prior to a private audience the pontiff granted her at the Vatican (AP Photo/Alberto Pizzoli, Pool, file).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
America StaffFebruary 02, 2018
Mary McAleese, who has a gay son and has criticized the church’s position on L.G.B.T. issues, was invited to participate in a panel discussion on women in church governance.
Community Press Release
America StaffJanuary 26, 2018
Matt Malone, S.J., was honored by The Irish Voice as one of its 100 leading educators.
Pro-life advocates participate in the annual March for Life in Washington January 2017. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society News
America StaffJanuary 18, 2018
Describing abortion as a “key social evil” in the United States, the Jesuits say: “The most fundamental building block of a just social order is respect for human life.”
Faith News
America StaffDecember 21, 2017
Following the typical protocol, Francis presided over a final prayer, a blessing with incense and the sprinkling of holy water around Law's coffin.
Politics & Society Explainer
America StaffDecember 15, 2017
A guide the Australian sexual abuse crisis, priestly celibacy and the seal of confession.
Pope Francis prays during a prayer service at a statue of Mary near the Spanish Steps in Rome Dec. 8. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
America StaffDecember 08, 2017
The pope wants to to clear up the confusion around the phrase “lead us not into temptation.”
Anti-government protestors shout slogans during a government imposed dawn-to-dusk curfew in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Politics & Society News
America StaffDecember 04, 2017
Deadly protests erupted after a delayed vote count in a hotly disputed presidential election.
Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 20.
Faith News
America StaffSeptember 23, 2017
A group of lay theologians and clergy opposed “Amoris Laetitia” have released a letter “correcting” Pope Francis, part of an ongoing effort directed against the pope’s focus on pastoral outreach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.