The number of American priests dropped by 60 percent from 1970 to 2020, according to Georgetown University, resulting in 3,500 parishes left without a pastor.
Pope Francis said that the pride and self-interest of Vatican clergy and administrators was compromising their spirituality and the church's goals.
Richard Daschbach was accused by more than a dozen women in East Timor of sexually abusing them as children.
"Each of life's stages is a time to believe, hope and love," he tweeted Friday.
An Italian diocese is in hot water with parents for a peculiar reason.
The diocese said in a statement that "experiencing feelings of same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria" is not a sin, but "freely acting upon them is."
A man fired in 2019 from an Indiana Catholic school for being in a same sex marriage is able to continue his lawsuit against the archdiocese that fired him.
Robert Greene told Newsweek all about his latest documentary and the role of drama therapy, art and brotherhood can play in helping trauma survivors.
A report released earlier this year singled out 75 instances in which eight high-ranking church officials did not properly handle reports of abuse.
After his meeting with Pope Francis, President Joe Biden said the pope called him a "good Catholic" and should continue to receive Communion.
The new document has generated controversy since the bishops' assembly first decided to begin drafting it in June.
Catholic leaders in the U.S. have said they do not plan to provide a national policy regarding which politicians can or cannot receive Communion.
The allegedly fraudulent claims were filed between 2007 and 2013, according to the Department of Justice.
"We felt disgust and horror inside us when we realized how much suffering so many people had lived and were still living," said a Church official.
President Joe Biden had a sentimental present for Pope Francis during their meeting at the Vatican on Friday.
Matthew LaBanca was fired for failing to "support and exemplify by his/her public conduct Catholic doctrine and morality."
The president, a devout Catholic, supports an effort to pass abortion access in Congress. The pope has compared abortion to "hiring a hitman."
The song features the lyrics: "I was an atheist, but now I believe, because a miracle like you had to come down from heaven."
The report said that an estimated 33,000 children were victims of sexual abuse in the past 70 years by 3,000 priests and other people involved in the church.
As a Catholic nun, advocating for climate, economic and racial justice is a genuine expression of my love for humanity and for God.
An independent commission in France concluded that there was widespread sexual abuse of children dating back decades.
Among those 3,000 people, two-thirds are reportedly diocesan priests, according to an investigation by an independent commission.
Only 41 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, but the procedure was approved despite the pope's disagreement, with only 3,265 voting against it.
The cardinal wrote in a letter that he still experiences fatigue and difficulty breathing after being sick with the disease.
The House speaker is defending an abortion rights bill the House is expected to take up this week.
"I personally might merit attacks and insults because I'm a sinner, but the church doesn't deserve this; it's the work of the devil," Pope Francis said.
"The problem of abortion, abortion is more than a problem, abortion is murder," Pope Francis said. "Scientifically, it's a human life."
Francis warned that bishops should act "pastorally" rather than "politically," adding that he had never refused Communion to anyone who sought it from him.
The pope's comments come weeks after campaigners in Italy launched a petition to reverse a law banning assisted suicide, making the country the latest in Europe to move toward legalizing the act.