California Bill Would Force Priests to Break Seal of Confession

A California state bill would remove the reporting exemption for Catholic priests, forcing them to break the seal of confession.

Paris Archbshop: Pledged “Donations Have Not Yet Been Made” for Notre-Dame...

More funds are still needed for the Notre-Dame restoration efforts says the Archbishop of Paris, as the pledged "donations have not yet been made."

Father Jonathan Morris Asks To Leave The Priesthood To Pursue Marriage

Father Jonathan Morris, a former member of the Legion of Christ, who rose to prominence as a cable-news contributor, has announced that he will...

Watch: Pope Francis Lets 8 Children Go for a Ride in...

Making his way through Saint Peter's Square, Pope Francis stopped to let 8 migrant children go for a ride in the popemobile.

Female Deacons? A “Definitive Response” Requires More Study, Says Pope Francis

The Vatican Commission studying the possibility of a female diaconate has reached no consensus, requiring further study for a "definitive response." 

Sri Lanka Celebrates First Public Sunday Mass Since Easter Bombings

Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated the first Sunday Mass in public since the Easter suicide bombings that claimed the lives of over 250 people.

Pope Francis Permits Pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Pope Francis has authorized parishes and dioceses to organize priest-led pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a site of alleged Marian apparitions that "need study."

Pope Francis: Resurrection “The Most Shocking Event in Human History”

What is the most shocking event in human history? The Resurrection of Christ, said Pope Francis on Easter Monday.

Pope Francis Visits Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to Wish Him Happy...

In a visit with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Pope Francis wished the retired the retired pontiff happy 92nd birthday with "particular affection."

Aftermath of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire: “Main Structure Saved” from Total...

After the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames, firefighters have "saved and preserved" the two towers and main structure.

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