Pope: Church Must Act Severely On Sex Abuse by the Clergy

The sexual abuse of children by those who have vowed to serve Christ and the Church is a horrendous monstrosity that represents “a diabolical sacrifice” of innocent, defenseless lives, Pope Francis said.

Cardinals Give Full Support To the Work of Pope Francis

After a handful of public challenges to Pope Francis’ teaching and authority, the members of the pope’s international Council of Cardinals began their February meeting expressing their “full support” for his work.

Envoy to Assess Pastoral Needs in Medjugorje

Without commenting on the authenticity of alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Pope Francis has appointed a Polish archbishop to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and the thousands of pilgrims who flock to the town each year.

Vatican Offers New Guidelines For Bioethical Researchers

To offer clearly and accurately the Catholic Church’s positions on abortion, contraception, genetic engineering, fertility treatments, vaccines, frozen embryos and other life issues, the Vatican released an expanded and updated guide of the Church’s bioethical teachings.

Pope: Reckless to Prejudge Trump

As President Donald Trump was being sworn in, Pope Francis told an interviewer it would be “reckless” to pass judgment on the new president before he had a chance to do anything.

Lessons from an Era of Confusion

In the introduction to “Aggiornamento on the Hill of Janus: The American College in Rome, 1955-1979,” Msgr. Stephen M. DiGiovanni warns readers that his book will be most easily understood by students and alumni of the Pontifical North American College.

Cuba’s First Christmas Without Fidel

I arrived in Cuba Dec. 18, two years and a day after the U.S. and Cuba reestablished diplomatic relations and less than a month after Fidel Castro’s death.

Pilgrimage to Cuba

Cuba has been in the news during the past several years, as relations with the United States have opened up more opportunities for travel there.