Pope Paul VI was best known for reaffirming the church's ban on artificial contraception, but Pope Francis is focusing on Paul's other groundbreaking, though often overlooked, contributions.
To support both new and existing diaper bank leaders, the National Diaper Bank Network held its Diaper Banks in America Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 9-10.
Column: I'm not impressed with the progressive Catholics who seem to be reading a revolution in every little baby step. Clearly we are not there yet.
Essay: Gender, racism, poverty, later colonialism, heterosexism and ecology form the canvas on which Rosemary Radford Ruether paints her theology.
Pamela Merchant and the Center for Justice and Accountability have taken on some of the most remarkable human rights cases to unfold in recent years.
Christian researchers tracking decades of decline in charitable giving say the trend will not be reversed until pastors challenge congregants to embrace Jesus' teachings on the poor.
But that, says Sylvia Ronsvalle, one of the authors of the annual "Empty Tomb" reports on Christian giving, will take a different kind of pastor than the counselors and comforters that seminaries and divinity schools have trained for ministry.
Neilson Carlin is pretty sure that he will soon have the opportunity to cross something off of his aesthetic bucket list: having the pope see one of his paintings.
Less than six months after St. John Paul II was canonized, questions are being raised about a book of lectures he penned as a young priest in his Polish homeland.
The two-volume "Katolicka Etyka Spoleczna" ("The Catholic Social Ethic") has never been officially published. But it could, some observers said, affect interpretations of the future pope's philosophical development, highlighting a youthful commitment to radical change which sounded, at times, close to Marxism.
Column: I am surprised and shocked when Christians defend corporal punishment. It seems to me that followers of the Prince of Peace should be practicing peace.
Fr. Benedict Groeschel, a Franciscan priest whose long beard, gray robes, prolific writings and often controversial views made him a distinctive and popular presence in Catholic media, died Friday at St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly in Totowa, N.J.
Groeschel was 81 and had been in declining health.
Grosechel had been out of the spotlight since 2012, when he made controversial comments that blamed some victims of sexual abuse by priests for inviting the molestation.