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.
Politics & Society News
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.
Faith News
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.
Faith News
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.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 18, 2018
The "prosperity gospel" that U.S. President Donald Trump and many of his advisers and followers seem to espouse does not promote solidarity for the common good, but sees God as giving his blessings to the rich and punishing the poor, said an influential Jesuit journal.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 12, 2018
Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a "myth" that Blessed Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing "Humanae Vitae," the 1968 encyclical on married love and the regulation of births.