The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops the following month.
Faith & Parish
Opinion: Young Catholics are increasingly turned off by the attitudes of some American bishops, including the opposition to civil gay marriage and refusal to consider female priests.
Twelve professors at the St. Paul, Minn., university say "the pastoral state of the archdiocese is not sustainable."
The family under discussion when the extraordinary Synod of Bishops convenes at the Vatican Oct. 5 will bear little resemblance to the family of 50 or even 20 years ago.
Global Sisters Report: If you want out of the St. Joseph County lock-up and can't make bail, it's to Sr. Sue Kintzele you make your case.
In a "state of the diocese" address, Bishop Frank Caggiano announced plans to return his nearly 9,000-square-foot home to its original purpose: a seminary.
Emphasizing that diversity does not preclude unity, nearly a thousand Christian leaders, politicians and laypeople gathered in Washington to launch a massive effort on behalf of the minority communities of the Middle East.
When St. Francis International School opened its doors for the first day of classes, it seemed the world arrived on its doorstep.
The National Diaper Bank Network helps provide about 98 million diapers annually to needy families who can't afford them.
It didn't take long for conservative critics to turn on Cardinal Timothy Dolan after he lauded the decision to allow gay groups to march in New York's annual St. Patrick's Day parade.