Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 30, 2019
Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts has said that all members of the Catholic Church are obliged to act in accordance with local civil law on mandatory reporting of sex abuse cases.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 28, 2019
Pope Benedict XVI had imposed restrictions on the public ministry of former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick in 2008, but they were not formal sanctions and were not followed strictly, even during the papacy of Pope Benedict himself, McCarrick's former secretary said.
Pope Francis poses during an audience with a delegation from the Institute of the Innocents, a Florence-based organization dedicated to caring for children. The pope met the delegation at the Vatican May 24, 2019, during an audience marking the 600th anniversary of the Italian institute. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 27, 2019
"Human life is sacred and inviolable and the use of prenatal diagnosis for selective purposes must be strongly discouraged because it is the expression of an inhuman eugenic mentality, which deprives families of the possibility of welcoming, embracing and loving their weakest children," the pope
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 21, 2019
Pope Francis told the bishops of Italy that he was disappointed that so many of their dioceses had yet to implement the reforms he ordered to make the marriage annulment process quicker, more pastoral and less expensive.
Pope Francis at a consistory to create 14 new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on June 28, 2018 (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Dispatches
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 17, 2019
Pope Francis has gone “to the peripheries,” creating cardinals from 50 different nations, but Europe still accounts for more than 40 percent of electors in the College of Cardinals.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 13, 2019
The papal almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, visited the Greek island of Lesbos, where migrants are being held pending the review of their status. He went to see firsthand what the migrants' living conditions really are and what is being done to assist them.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 09, 2019
When a Greek priest suggested that if Greece found a home for all the migrants and refugees in its camps, Turkey would just let more come over, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski balked.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 07, 2019
Pope Francis told reporters May 7 he had been kept informed about Jean Vanier's failing health and had phoned him a week before his death.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 06, 2019
"In that Caritas center are many Christians who have learned to see with God's own eyes," Pope Francis said. "God is not worried about details but seeks out and awaits each person with a father's eyes."
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceApril 16, 2019
The president of France and the archbishop of Paris have vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire.