Eco Catholic: U.S. bishops and presidents of Catholic aid agencies sent a letter to the nation’s chief climate negotiator, stressing the need for leadership to reach a global climate agreement.
Women are key to fulfilling Pope Francis' message of mercy, service and compassion, women leaders of the largest Catholic social service organizations said in a panel discussion at Georgetown University.
Harsh criticisms meted out by Pope Francis on free-market capitalism have sparked backlash from some fiscal conservatives and have led some people to call him "anti-capitalist" or even Marxist.
Ahead of his apostolic visit to the United States in September, some are bracing themselves for more criticisms from the pope, this time directed specifically at the U.S. culture and economy.
A veteran Catholic Relief Services financial official has resigned in the wake of report that he was in a same-sex marriage.
Rick Estridge, vice president for overseas finance, stepped down after 16 years with the U.S. bishops' overseas aid and development agency, saying "it was the right decision for me."
CRS announced Estridge's resignation in a statement emailed to Catholic News Service on Wednesday. The agency described Estridge as a "valued employee."
An emotional Cardinal Luis Tagle welcomed Catholic leaders reviewing typhoon recovery efforts, saying that rebuilding communities can show the world a church united.