When Belgium's bishops published a declaration that condemned calls for euthanasia for dementia sufferers, it was the latest bout in a struggle in this traditionally Catholic country.
On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as he said Mass in San Salvador. A U.S. archbishop recalls the funeral.
Pope Francis has erected a diocese in northern Mexico, located along the border of Arizona.
The diocese of Nogales is in the northern part of Sonora state and includes territory from the archdiocese of Hermosillo, Mexico, the Vatican announced Thursday.
The pope appointed Bishop Jose Leopoldo Gonzalez Gonzalez, 60, to head the new diocese. He had been auxiliary bishop of the Guadalajara archdiocese.
Before you panic at the headline of this article ... no, ISIS is not (as far as I know) targeting Ireland.
In a country where the major media refused to report on the unbridled military violence, Archbishop Oscar Romero refused to be censored.
Global Sisters Report: To decrease tension in a Kenyan slum, Catholic sisters have trained women to act as local peacemakers and mediators.
The church must have more confidence in the faithful and take greater heed of decisions of conscience, the German Conference of Religious Superiors says.
From Where I Stand: This column is about religious thuggery that in this case distorts the very Islam out which of it claims to grow.
Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien will no longer exercise the role of a cardinal, including by serving as a papal adviser and as an elector of a new pope.
A traditionalist bishop who has denied the Holocaust has been automatically excommunicated along with the priest he illicitly ordained a bishop.
British Bishop Richard Williamson violated church law when he ordained Fr. Jean-Michel Faure, 73, a bishop without papal approval during a ceremony in Nova Friburgo, Brazil, on Thursday, the feast of St. Joseph.
While the Vatican did not comment immediately, canon law provides automatic excommunication for the newly ordained bishop and for the bishop ordaining him in cases where the ordination goes against the will of the pope.