Los Angeles Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell was found dead with a gunshot wound at his home. Authorities have arrested the husband of his housekeeper in his killing.
A rapturous reception as Pope Francis celebrates Mass with a million worshipers in the capital Kinshasa.
His trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan will highlight the long-running conflicts in both countries and the rising importance of Africa to the future of the Catholic Church.
Born Lucile Randon in 1904, Sister André spent most of her life in religious service as a Roman Catholic nun. The oldest living person is now Maria Branyas Morera of Spain at age 115.
He is remembered as a staunch conservative who opposed modernizing reforms and as the first pope to step down since the 15th century.
Over the years, Mitchell Garabedian has represented hundreds of survivors of clergy sexual abuse. His latest is a civil case against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has voted to move forward with a process that could call into question the eligibility of politicians like President Joe Biden to receive Communion.
For a long time, the Catholic Church rejected scientific findings that conflicted with its doctrine, even persecuting Galileo. Now the Vatican looks to promote its observatory as a bridge to science.
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.
"Vaccines for all, especially for the most vulnerable and needy of all regions of the planet," Pope Francis said at the Vatican on a subdued Christmas Day.
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.
People who claim that mask mandates deprive them of their personal freedom, Francis says, are "victims only in their own imagination." The book also addresses demonstrations against racial injustice.
Italian police arrested a woman linked to a cardinal fired by Pope Francis, the latest development in an investigation into alleged financial crimes involving the Vatican.
The Vatican has long maintained that Pope Pius XII did everything he could to save Jewish lives, but newly unearthed papers have renewed accusations of complicit silence against him.