Eco Catholic: While the encyclical has fanned optimistic flames for environmentalists in and outside the church, it hasn't raised temperatures evenly for all.
A Vatican official said he hoped the canonization would provide better recognition of the Catholic contribution to U.S. history.
Essay: No other nation imprisons its people as we do. Yet, going into jail to listen and help is an act of mercy and love.
Cardinal Francis E. George, the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer.
The continued pursuit of a death sentence for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives."
Young Voices: Mercy, joy and the poor church? Look closer. The trademark pillars of Francis' papacy are fruits borne of a deeper principle.
Cardinal Roberto Tucci, best known for having managed the travel logistics of the former globe-trotting pope, St. John Paul II, died Tuesday in Rome at the age of 93.
The Italian Jesuit and former head of Vatican Radio was not only a tough-negotiating papal advance man, he was also an expert at the Second Vatican Council, a theologian, an ecumenist and a man unafraid to give blunt advice on sensitive internal Vatican affairs.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Oliver Avaritt, 23, volunteers with an after-school program for children of neighborhood immigrants.
Patricia Jannuzzi, the veteran Catholic high school teacher from New Jersey suspended for her anti-gay Facebook posts, will be reinstated immediately, school principal Jean Kline said in a letter.
Jannuzzi, a 33-year theology teacher at Immaculata High School in Sommerville, N.J., was forced to deactivate her Facebook page last month after several alumni started circulating screen shots of her sharply worded posts against gay marriage and gay rights. Two days later, the school placed her on administrative leave.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese poet and peace teacher, has returned to his hermitage at Plum Village, France following more than four months of convalescence after a November stroke.