German Bishops Asked to Set Aside Eucharistic Sharing Plans

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic bishops’ conference of Germany not to publish nationwide guidelines for allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass, but to continue having diocesan bishops judge specific situations.

Can Pope Bring Irish Church to Life?

An Irish bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’ August visit can help bring healing after a divisive referendum that will pave the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks’ gestation.

Pope Warns Of a Selfie Culture

While taking selfies can be an occasion to capture treasured memories, it can also be a sign that young men and women are deprived of meaningful human interaction with others, Pope Francis said.

Pope: Name Helps Create Identity

Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.