Debates about abortion often center around the issue of when life begins. Some religions say it's at conception. Another says it's with the baby's first breath.
The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix found that Rev. Andres Arango had been incorrectly saying "we baptize" instead of "I baptize." The error made thousands of baptisms and subsequent sacraments invalid.
Francis says individuals have a responsibility to care for themselves "and this translates into respect for the health of those around us."
The pope and the president share liberal stances on climate change and economic disparity. A theology scholar argues U.S. Catholic Church leadership is increasingly allied with the political right.
President Biden is only the nation's second Catholic president, but his position on abortion rights is at odds with the church.
A Vatican investigation into church leaders' failings that allowed the rise of a now-disgraced former U.S. cardinal has led some Catholics to call for "difficult reckoning" with the sainted pope.