Faith and Justice: There is no room in the church for passive observers; we are all called to be the body of Christ active in our world today.
During a meeting with families, the pope praised his predecessor Paul VI, who wrote Humane Vitae and "had the strength to defend openness to life."
Eco Catholic: The Global Catholic Climate Movement seeks to raise awareness, volume of church teachings on the environment.
The anti-fracking pope debate has resurfaced.
Way back in November 2013, social media circulated a photo of Pope Francis posing with an anti-fracking T-shirt. The image emerged from a meeting with a group of Argentine environmental activists, who brought several shirts -- one read, in Spanish, “No to fracking”, while another stated, also in Spanish, “Water is worth more than gold” – with them in their visit with the pope.
Representatives of Saint Mary's College presented a handmade stole and other gifts to Pope Francis Nov. 26.
"The great ideas which once inspired Europe seem to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions."
Four days after he was featured on the CBS news program “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston took column space in his archdiocesan newspaper Thursday to expand on his interview and reflect on the experience.
It’s not easy being a feminist and Catholic, writes British theologian Tina Beattie in an essay in The Guardian titled “Sex, marriage and the Catholic church.”
In an address to the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, Pope Francis warned bishops against accepting men for the priesthood who are not healthy or balanced.
The Congregation for the Clergy deals with priestly vocations and formation as well as the life of priests. The pope spoke Friday during a plenary meeting of the congregation, which includes cardinals and bishops from all over the world.
Being Christian is putting God first in one's life, which means having "the courage to say no to evil, violence and exploitation," said Pope Francis, visiting another southern Italian town scarred by mafia crime.