The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace met with the country's top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, March 23, for a policy-packed 35-minute conversation about immigration, the Middle East, Africa and the role of the Catholic Church's efforts toward building "the common good."
Pope Francis asked 45,000 children preparing for confirmation to promise Jesus they would never engage in bullying.
Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them.
While documentation regarding an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero is being studied at the Vatican, there is no date scheduled for his canonization, the archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, said.
The Catholic duty priest to the British Parliament said people were weeping at prayer services the day after the Westminster terror attack.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.
The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed to spark high drama.
The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."
Some 5 million people in South Sudan—half of its total population—are on the brink of starvation and a quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished, a representative from the U.S. bishops' Catholic Relief Services said.
Young men and women can live a true experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting with the past, Pope Francis told Catholic young people.