Archbishop Charles Brown, apostolic nuncio to Ireland, was chosen to restore trust in Irish leadership after decades of clerical scandals and cover-ups.
Analysis: Pope Benedict will no longer be pope starting Feb. 28, but there are a few things he can do before then to avoid becoming a lame-duck pope.
Analysis: Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28. But is that allowed? Has it happened before?
Analysis: Today's March for Life may feel that momentum is turning toward them, but little has changed in this bitter culture war.
Analysis: President Obama needs to find a new envoy to the Vatican, and his choice for a replacement is being watched in Rome.
Analysis: If the probe into the Australian church turns up something nasty, the church has only its leadership to blame.
Analysis: A year ago, the Catholic church began to use the missal. No one revolted, but can we call it a success?
According to exit polls, Obama won the Catholic vote, 50 percent to 48 percent. But a closer look shows Obama's support among Latinos went up 74 percent this year.
Analysis: For a variety of reasons, Catholics will break one way or the other in the final weeks of the presidential race, and that will decide who wins.
Analysis: Some abortion foes are aghast at Mitt Romney's new position on abortion, but they say it isn't personal -- it's just politics.