In a closed door meeting with Italian bishops, Pope Francis offered his take on the growing vocations crisis, saying that if there is any doubt about homosexuality it is better not to have candidates enter the seminary.
In his opening address to the Italian Episcopal Conference’s 71st General Assembly, Pope Francis offered some words of advice to a meeting of Italian bishops, saying to them: "it is not a sin to criticize the Pope here! It is not a sin, it can be done."
According to a victim of the Chilean clergy abuse scandal who privately met with Pope Francis in April, Pope Francis said that he should "accept himself and his same-sex attraction" because God made him that way.
During his Tuesday morning homily, Pope Francis reflected on his papacy and said he has thought about when it would come time to "take leave" of his flock.
In a recent survey that asked members of the Russian Orthodox church if they believed the Filioque of the Nicene Creed was correct, over two-thirds of respondents agreed that "and the Son" is correct.
Last week the Vatican announced Pope Francis recognized second miracles attributed to the intercession of Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Óscar Romero, the final step on their path to sainthood.
One Austrian priest is embarking on an epic pilgrimage 2,550 mile pilgrimage across the Alps that will visit over 200 of the world's oldest, most beautiful, and most significant Catholic shrines, monasteries, churches, and other places of pilgrimage.
On Thursday, House of Representatives Chaplain Pat Conroy retracted his resignation and will sit down to discuss the remainder of his term with Paul Ryan next week.
In a span of less than two weeks, three Mexican priests have been murdered within their parishes in what is being called a "Black April" for the Church.
As the eve of Ireland's Eighth Amendment referendum vote approaches, Save the 8th has begun their "12 Weeks Campaign" following a statement by the Irish Disabilities Minister that the vote is going to favor a repeal of the Abortion amendment.