The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is considering a document that would allow bishops to deny communion to pro-abortion politicians like Democratic President Joe Biden.
"To pursue a blanket denial of the Holy Eucharist to certain elected officials would indeed grieve the Holy Spirit and deny the evolution of that individual, a Christian person who is never perfect, but living in the struggle to get there," the 60 Democrats wrote.
Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, said President Joe Biden has furthered "the most radical pro-abortion agenda in history."
U.S. Catholic bishops will meet on Wednesday about a split on whether or not to continue an initiative that could rebuke President Joe Biden for reviving Communion while supporting abortion rights. Many bishops are hesitant to act in a rush, saying it would only benefit Trump to go through with it.
In a letter to Reinhard Marx, Pope Francis responded to the announcement that the cardinal would resign as archbishop of Munich and Freising due to the church's mishandling of abuse cases.
Pope Francis announced that priests and laypeople who hold church office can be explicitly punished for sexually abusing minors and adults.
Dozens of bishops have asked U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops President José Gomez to delay the discussion.
The only named suspect in the killing of the boy nearly 50 years ago was a disgraced priest who died earlier in May.
Nearly 30 years ago, Sinéad O'Connor tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live" to protest abuse in the Catholic Church—the backlash was swift and long-lasting.
"We are definitely concerned that there is a pattern of hate crimes against Catholics," Monsignor Anthony M. Hernandez of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn in New York City said after two instances of vandalism within three days.
A Jesuit in Berlin who will perform the blessings of same-sex unions said the homophobia of his church makes him angry. "I am ashamed of it," he told the Associated Press.
The Catholic priest had told parishioners that those enforcing COVID-19 regulations would burn in Hell's "hottest levels."
As attitudes about abortion rights shift under President Joe Biden's administration, Catholic archbishops in the U.S. are pushing back, going as far as claiming that the president is attempting to usurp the Church's authority with his abortion policies.
The United States has never before had a president who touts his religious credentials and bona fides, even as he backs one policy after another that subverts his church's teachings.
The Vatican has said the Catholic Church cannot "bless sin" and LGBT unions are not part of God's plan.
The Vatican announced its refusal to bless same-sex marriages in a new decree on Monday that reaffirms the Catholic Church's historical stance on homosexuality.
Pope Francis trended on Twitter Friday amid his visit to Iraq. The day prior, one social media user declared that he used to work an odd job that could be considered surprising for a pope.
In the Italian book "Of Vices and Virtues," released on Tuesday, Pope Francis touches on various subjects such as climate change.
The church also hosted an early July wedding that resulted in at least eight attendees and the newlyweds testing positive for COVID-19.
The Roman Catholic priest stepped down from his parish in the South Side of Chicago on January 5, as authorities launched an investigation into sex abuse claims. He denies the allegations.
"Each of you is blameless, each of you did nothing wrong and has nothing to be ashamed of. Each of you deserved so much better."
A video of a maskless man dressed as a priest kicking at a fellow store shopper prompts outrage on Reddit.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said that he didn't feel that the Supreme Court ruling was protesting lockdowns in the way that Pope Francis spoke about those who opposed restrictions.
The soccer star was an admirer of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, frequently criticizing the United States, including one notable incident in 2007 on Chavez's TV show.
While President Donald Trump won support from eight out of every 10 white evangelical Christian voters, Catholics were split nearly down the middle between him and Biden.
Civil unions should "not be restricted to two people of the same sex in a presumed sexual relationship," San Francisco's archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said.
An onlooker noticed an unusual scene at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in a town just northeast of New Orleans.
Now more than ever, we need as many highly successful adoption and foster care providers caring for children as possible—providers like CSS. Yet Philadelphia wants to end all those benefits. How does that help kids?
Trump's appearance at the event comes at a crucial point in his re-election campaign, with less than 50 days remaining until the November 3 election date.
"I think that a person in good conscience could vote for Mr. Biden," said Cardinal Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Newark. "I, frankly, in my own way of thinking have a more difficult time with the other option."