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."
The pastor drew comparisons between Al-Qaeda terrorists and today's protest movements across the U.S., saying both intend to destroy America.
The comments appear in a book of conversations the pontiff had with gastronomist Carlo Petrini about the future of the planet.
Citing U.S. abortion discussions, Jesuit priest Father James J. Martin urged fellow Catholics against claiming a vote for Joe Biden is a "mortal sin."
"For this president to call himself pro-life, and for anybody to back him because of claims of being pro-life, is almost willful ignorance," Lexington Diocese Bishop, Rev. John Stowe said in a Facebook Live panel. "He is so much anti-life because he is only concerned about himself, and he gives us every, every, every indication of that."
The Ventura City Council cast a 6-0 vote during its meeting Wednesday night to remove a statue of Father Junipero Serra from outside its city hall and relocate it to the Mission San Buenaventura.
A special exemption from federal regulations on the 500-employee cap allowed the Roman Catholic Church to receive more than $1.4 billion in aid as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
In a weekly message to parishioners, a pastor from Carmel, Indiana, compared Black Lives Matter protesters to "maggots and parasites" and referred to the movement as a "malevolent force."
Catholic Church stands by Father Junípero Serra, as his statue is torn down in Los Angeles by anti-racism protesters.
Last year the French Bishops' Conference said abuse victims would get financial compensation.
Pope Francis spoke out against the "sin of racism" during his general address to Catholics around the world on June 3.
Carlo Maria Vigano is asking Catholic clergy to participate in a mass exorcism against Satan and the Apostate Angels at 3 p.m. on Saturday "so we can all fight together the common enemy of the whole human race."
Don Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, reportedly died after insisting that the potentially life-saving ventilator parishioners purchased for him be used on a younger COVID-19 patient instead.
The archives, which open on March 2, chronicle a fraught period for the Vatican, during which time it remained silent about the Holocaust.