Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
Washington’s Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has returned from Rome, where he took part in the papal conclave.
As the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics continue to celebrate the election of Pope Franics I, questions about his past in Argentina are beginning to bubble up.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.
The two American cardinals sat on the stage, microphones in hand, fielding questions from the world’s news media on everything from the delayed arrival of some of their colleagues to their own wardrobe choices if elected pope.
Pope Benedict XVI has left the Vatican as the leader of the Catholic Church for the last time.
Many believe the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI will usher in a major racial shift atop the church.
To onlookers, Monsignor Kevin Wallin’s fall from grace at his Connecticut parish was like something out of “Breaking Bad,” the television series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a methamphetamine lord.
It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.
A Gaithersburg priest is defending his decision to deny Communion to a woman at a funeral Mass because she is a lesbian. The priest has since been suspended.