| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A Roman Catholic girls high school in Glendora has fired a teacher after he married his male partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper. According to St. Lucy's Priory High School, Ken Bencomo, who had taught at the school for...
| Sep 22, 2013
Re "Pope wants to shift focus to mercy," Sept. 20
There is much more than a change of tone in the recent statements of Pope Francis. The tone is pastoral, and the substance is one of old-fashioned charity and humility.
The Romans used to remark...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:18 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO — There was a last-minute change of venue that cost millions. A security scare that left a prized visitor stranded and exposed. Neighbors paralyzed by intermittent transportation breakdowns.
Brazil has less than a year to ensure...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A day after Pope Francis bluntly said the Roman Catholic Church must place its teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality into a broader context, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George issued a brief statement that some interpreted as his way of...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:53 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:52 AM
A Catholic woman I know was steamed when she read the report about the Pope’s impromptu 90-minute Press Conference on the Plane the other day. She noted that, amidst all the attention paid to the Holy Father’s professed compassion and loving-...
| Jul 31, 2013
Re "Pope on gays: 'Who am I to judge?,'" July 30, and "Pope chastises Brazil church for 'exodus,'" July 28
As Catholics, we believe that God told St. Francis to "repair my house." He mistakenly thought that he was being told to restore churches in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The eyes of the world were on England this week as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge exited St. Mary's hospital with their newborn, Prince George of Cambridge....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Popes are famously believed to be endowed with infallibility, which is often misinterpreted to mean that they can never be wrong. In actuality, they are only considered infallible when it comes to the issuance of Roman Catholic doctrine.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:02 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News: — Taylor Clark of the United States has a moment to himself before competing in the junior men's quarterfinals during the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing on Wednesday in Huntington Beach. The biggest names in surfing,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:11 PM
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT (AP) — Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he won't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Religion News Service picks up the debate over what Pope Francis really meant when he seemed to open the door for acceptance of gays:
The world is trying to figure out how much to read into Pope Francis’ answer to a reporter’s question on...