As a group from Central America heads to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration is said to be getting ready to send troops to meet them.
Speaking on behalf of all adult Catholics, Pope Francis formally closed the Synod of Bishops by asking young people for forgiveness.
Canon law gives Catholic laypeople the right to make an impact in addressing the clerical sex abuse crisis which has re-emerged anew in the church, said a number of canon lawyers interviewed by Catholic News Service.
Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate action against climate change.
The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a rule change that would impact about 30 percent of the student population in the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, as well as thousands of others attending nonpublic schools in Iowa and other states.
The more than 250 Catholic bishops from around the world meeting at the Vatican in October missed an opportunity to confront the global sex abuse crisis, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
Responding to editors' requests for a regular sampling of current commentary from around the Catholic press, here is an unsigned editorial called "The first modern pope" from the Oct. 17 issue of The Tablet, newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York.
Nothing could have prepared Adelaide for the nightmare that was 18 years of her life.
A career criminal as a jaunty old coot is the conceit that propels "The Old Man & the Gun" (Fox Searchlight).
The Catholic bishops of Washington state endorsed a ballot initiative that would boost gun safety measures and restrict the purchase and ownership of firearms.