Faith and Justice: With a vacancy at the head of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Pope Francis has an opportunity to restart liturgical renewal.
Here he goes again! Cardinal Gerhard Müller, head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has sounded off once more about the shortcomings of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres asked Pope Francis to head a parallel United Nations called the "United Religions" to counter religious extremism in the world today.
The Francis Chronicles: "The church suffers with you and is proud of you, proud to have children like you," Pope Francis told pilgrims from Iraq.
A small c catholic: Ever since 9/11, Americans have been blitzed with anti-Islam messages, some vicious, some subtle, but all seeking to discredit the faith.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
Pope Francis' choice of Albania as the destination of his first international trip in Europe reflects his trademark pastoral approach: Head to the peripheries, bring healing to the suffering.
But his Sept. 21 visit to the poor, Muslim-majority nation also will highlight, to a world increasingly torn apart by sectarian strife, a hopeful example of Muslims and Christians living in harmony.
"Above all we have to clarify that we are not misogynists, we don't want to gobble up a woman a day!" Cardinal Gerhard Müller told L'Osservatore Romano.
Protection of the environment served as focal points for the leaders of the both Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches over the weekend, with Francis reinforcing a plea from Italian prelates and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew announcing an environmental summit set for next year.
Following his Angelus in St. Peter’s Square Sunday, Francis spoke of greater care for creation, in light of the Italian bishops’ annual Day for the Safeguarding of Creation initiative.