While some bishops have called for rapid and dramatic changes to the German church, representatives from the Vatican have underscored the need for unity and deliberation.
The oldest record of 1,700 years of Jewish life in Germany has arrived in Cologne, on loan from the Vatican Library thanks to intercession from Pope Francis.
A Catalan bishop resigned after he fell in love with an erotic fiction writer. Now, the Spanish church asks the media to respect his privacy.
The cardinal commented on media reports that Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà was now cohabiting with Silvia Caballol Clemente, a divorced mother of two, following Pope Francis’ acceptance of his resignation Aug. 23.
While recognizing that the U.S. economy has improved somewhat, a statement from the U.S. bishops addressed higher levels of poverty that have resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Archbishop Naumann encourages Catholics to get vaccinated but also calls for rights of conscience to be respected
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, encouraged Catholics to receive one of the coronavirus vaccines if they discern that it is appropriate to do so.
Bishop Felix Genn of Münster said he accepted that people were deciding not to become priests because they did not feel called to celibacy, adding: “Perhaps they will then choose another profession in the church.”
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Biden administration must restore a Trump-era immigration policy known as “Remain in Mexico.”
Numerous organizations, including Catholic agencies, are accepting donations to assist with their emergency response to the Haiti earthquake.
New York bishops: Pray for Andrew Cuomo’s successor and the women who came forward with claims of harassment
The New York State Catholic Conference urged Catholics to join Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and other bishops in praying for Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul as she prepares to succeed Gov. Andrew Cuomo.