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A US Catholic priest has said he is temporarily stepping down after writing an editorial on Monday (21 August) in which he revealed he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) 40 years ago...


If a Catholic priest violates his vow of celibacy and fathers a child, he has "a moral obligation to step aside from ministry and provide for the care and needs of the mother and the child," said US Cardinal Sean O'Malley...


A Polish archbishop who inspected Bosnia-Herzegovina's Medjugorje shrine for the pope predicted the Vatican will soon recognise its Marian apparitions...


Although he said planning a papal trip to Russia was not on the agenda, the Vatican secretary of state said his visit to Moscow was designed to build on the meeting Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill had in Cuba in 2016...


The president of the 2018 World Meeting of Families stressed that "there is no such thing as the ideal family" but that "there is an ideal of family," which is what the church is seeking to promote through the international gathering of families in Ireland...


Two prominent Philippine bishops criticised the government's war on drugs after a week in which more than 80 people were reportedly killed in stepped-up efforts to end drug use...


A total solar eclipse is a rare event, something to appreciate and enjoy in the mind of Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory...


Kenya’s bishops have said that they “applaud” the opposition party’s decision to follow democratic process and challenge the contested election result in the country’s supreme court...


The former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is seriously ill and in hospital...


Pope Francis has issued an action plan to help migrants assimilate into new cultures while criticising moves to expel those arriving in a country after fleeing persecution...


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