On Tuesday, the pope will release decrees to reform the marriage-ending process.
Alex Salinas, a 21-year-old Spanish transgender man, was denied his request to become his nephew's godfather by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
New polling by Pew Research Center shows Catholic attitudes on key social issues are increasingly liberal.
Ahead of his announced Holy Year of Mercy, the pope wrote about "the tragedy of abortion."
William Joseph Levada was arrested for DUI on Hawaii's Big Island and released on $500 bail.
17,000 coloured condoms were used to depict the former leader of the Roman Catholic church
Fewer Americans say they have confidence in organized religion.
In what Vatican officials are calling "a heinous act," the Italian magazine "L'Espresso" leaked a draft of the hotly anticipated papal encyclical on the environment.
The creation of the tribunal is the biggest step the Vatican ever has taken to hold bishops accountable.
A new report highlights the danger of Ireland's restrictive abortion legislation.
Officials with the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis allegedly ignored warnings about an abusive priest.
The mosque, set up inside a former Catholic church, has prompted protests
The agreement "aims to enhance the life and activities of the Catholic Church and its recognition at the judicial level."
Bishop Robert Finn of the Catholic diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph tendered his resignation last week.
The ordeal, which included being tied to a bed, led to the girl attempting to kill herself.
The prominent San Francisco cathedral is planning to remove the controversial deterrent system.
American bishops vote in Baltimore this week on who will represent them at next year's synod in Rome. Their choices will speak volumes.
A new report released by the Vatican Monday suggests a softening in tone—if not in policy—toward gays and gay marriage.
Sean Brady's career was plagued by accusations that he kept quiet about the sexual abuse of children by the clergy
Two hundred years after the Society of Jesus was restored to the Catholic church, one of its own sits in power
Why did so many babies die, anonymously, in the care of the Catholic Church?