Faith and Justice: Defenders of church governance say the church can learn nothing from civil governments. But the church has borrowed government structures since the beginning.
Decades after the Catholic church moved away from celebrating Mass in Latin, a throwback movement is growing, in many cases with young people leading the charge.
We say: The bishops seem unaware of these threatening obstacles, many of them inherent in the very culture out of which the bishops work.
Parish Diary: What does our parish do about contraception? We teach as the church teaches. Are we having any significant impact? No.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land will be full of opportunities and challenges. Like any pilgrim, he comes to pray, but it's about much more than that.
Pope Francis signed a decree Friday recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI and authorized publication of the Oct. 19 beatification date.
Why should Catholic institutions consider divestment from fossil fuels?
That question stoked a 40-minute discussion Monday night among scholars during a webinar exploring Catholic perspectives on divestment and reinvestment.
Bulletins from the Human Side: There are relics that are truer than the splintered bones of so-called saints -- you just have to know where to look.
Pope Paul VI is in line to be the next pope proclaimed a saint once the Vatican endorses a "miracle" attributed to his intercession, an Italian Catholic magazine reports.
Msgr. Sławomir Oder said investigations were carried out into the relationship between Pope John Paul II and Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, and there was "no sign of a personal involvement."