John Allen in Rome: Although Pope Francis carries enormous advantages into his first overseas trip, there are also signs the outing won't be problem-free.
John Allen in Rome: One of Italy's leading Catholic journalists on Monday offered a striking historical answer for why John XXIII could be declared a saint without a second miracle.
John Allen in Rome: Just because there's a revolution going on doesn't mean absolutely everything that happens is revolutionary.
Even austerity, as it turns out, comes at a price. Pope Francis provided proof of the point Sunday with his first (and perhaps only) Angelus address this year at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, nestled in the hills above Lake Albano 15 miles outside Rome.
Cordileone said "the best interests of the child [is] to be raised by their mother and their father" and the court disrespected that.
Mother Tekla Famiglietti is an orthodox leader who has, for more than three decades, built a power base with considerable financial prowess.
Members of Regnum Christi, the lay movement associated with the Legionaries of Christ, said they feel they are part of a transformation.
Fr. Frans Thoolen has dedicated much of his life to working directly with uprooted people, often far from public view.
As the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi prepare for a new beginning, the groups are asking members to participate in a novena of atonement and healing.
Maltese Sr. Carmen Sammut, the leader of her congregation since 2011, takes over from the first American to hold the post.