Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 15, 2018
While Mary was given a special grace, the pope said, the feast day should remind Catholics that the church professes faith in "the resurrection of the body" for all who are saved by Christ.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 14, 2018
Beginning in the mid-1990s, the church in Ireland was rocked by a series of very public revelations about sexual abuse and, particularly, about how the abuse and allegations of it were mishandled by senior church leaders.
Pope Francis speaks during an evening meeting with Italian young adults at the Circus Maximus in Rome Aug. 11. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 13, 2018
It is true that “sometimes we are the ones who betray the Gospel,” the pope said.
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Explainer
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 10, 2018
The "regular canonical trial" for an accused bishop, experts say, usually would be conducted by the apostolic tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 09, 2018
Dealing with the reality of potential abuse and the history of clerical sexual abuse in the church is a process.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 07, 2018
"I am struck by the work of reflection, discernment and the decisions you have made," the pope wrote in the letter dated Aug. 5 and posted on the website of the Chilean bishops' conference.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 03, 2018
Pope Francis' revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert that capital punishment is morally inadmissible shows how the church can grow in its understanding of the implications of basic tenets of faith.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 26, 2018
Pope Francis will visit Dublin and Knock Aug. 25-26, mainly for the World Meeting of Families. But he also will meet Irish government leaders and is expected to meet with survivors of abuse.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 24, 2018
Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, head of the Vatican office for laity and family, said he was "shocked" when he heard allegations of years of sexual abuse and harassment by Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the man who ordained him a bishop and whom he served as an auxiliary bishop for six years.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 19, 2018
Tweeting with hashtags that translate as "Closed ports" and "Open hearts," Italy's interior minister disputed claims that the Italian government was complicit in leaving a migrant to die in the Mediterranean Sea as she clung to a board from a destroyed fishing boat.