Opinion: It seems administrators in some Catholic schools are prepared to post signs that say, "No gay people need apply."
Without a canonization ceremony, Pope Francis declared three new saints for the Americas, pioneers of the Catholic church in Brazil and in Canada.
Pope Francis signed decrees Thursday recognizing: St. Jose de Anchieta, a Spanish-born Jesuit who traveled to Brazil in 1553 and became known as the Apostle of Brazil; St. Marie de l'Incarnation, a French Ursuline who traveled to Quebec in 1639 and is known as the mother of the Canadian church; and St. Francois de Laval, who arrived in Quebec 20 years after St. Marie de l'Incarnation and became the first bishop of Quebec.
For social justice seekers of the 21st century, tactics used by the community organizers and philanthropists of years passed are passé.
The promotion comes amid a growing need for laypeople to take on leadership positions in church institutions.
Column: Directors of religious education have gotten creative with scheduling, not only to satisfy parents but also for volunteers' and priests' availability.
NCR Today: You've loved it on NCR -- now Pat Marrin's comic strip "Francis" has found a home in syndication thanks to GoComics.
In summer 2013, Kansas City Royals players, staff and fans teamed up to rally the community around an effort to lend a helping hand.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has removed Franciscan Fr. Jerry Zawada's public priestly faculties for "a life of prayer and penance."
"This teaching that 'women are not fully in the likeness of Jesus' -- qualifying ... as a theological explanation -- is utterly and demonstrably heretical," Fr. John Shea wrote.
March Madness: A time when Catholic institutions hit the national spotlight not for their theology programs, but for their basketball teams.