"His constant outreach to the alienated, his emphasis on mercy and his sheer humanity have served as an inspiration," the USCCB said.
Seattle University students are asking for an open dialogue in the wake of the removal of a vice principal because of his same-sex marriage.
Commentary: Few Catholics objected last year when the new pope cranked up the engine of financial reform within the Vatican as one of his first orders of business.
A team of religious, civic and business leaders will travel to Rome to plan for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year.
Updated: Seattle archdiocese said it had no role in Mark Zmuda's dismissal from Eastside Catholic School, will seek suit dismissed.
The number of complaints and million-dollar settlements for cases of religious workplace discrimination neared record levels in 2013.
Why are eulogies viewed with such fear and suspicion in our church?
The traditional Lenten practice of fasting is being paired with the latest round of Fast for Families, intended to bring attention to the campaign for immigration reform.
A seven-member team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican reported there is no natural explanation for the survival of a child delivered stillborn and whose heart did not start beating until 61 minutes after his birth.
A team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican reported there is no natural explanation for the survival of a child delivered stillborn.