In a new book, Pope Francis mentioned the crackdown on the Muslim minority group for the first time. Beijing rejected his characterization as “groundless.”
The state attorney general said in a lawsuit that two former church leaders helped shelter more than two dozen priests accused of harming children.
The general question in cases in California, Nevada and New York is whether government officials or judges should calibrate responses to the public health crisis.
The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.
As the coronavirus surges again, houses of worship in New York struggle to serve their communities safely.
The former pope was fast-tracked for canonization immediately after his death. But a tarnished legacy in dealing with the church’s sex abuse scandals has left critics to wonder whether it was too fast.
Jonathan Morris and Kaitlyn Folmer met at the Vatican. He was a priest. Some things changed along the way.
A Catholic priest says the report documents the failure of the hierarchy, and a need for civil authorities to take the lead in finding the truth. Also: Happy to fly the flag again.
What can we learn about needed reforms from the Vatican’s damning report on the defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick?
A new report about a disgraced former cardinal had the potential to implicate three separate papacies in scandal.
In elevating Theodore E. McCarrick to the position of cardinal, the former pope disregarded warnings and believed the prelate’s denials about sexual misconduct, an inquiry found.
In elevating the disgraced prelate, Pope John Paul II believed his denials about sexual misconduct and relied on “inaccurate and incomplete” testimony from bishops, an investigation says.
A Vatican report reveals that the defrocked cardinal’s manipulation of power went all the way to the top.
The Vatican said the pope’s statements in favor of civil unions for gay couples did not change church doctrine.
Outraged by a court decision to ban nearly all abortions, hundreds of thousands have taken part in demonstrations over the past week. The action in Warsaw on Friday was expected to be the biggest so far.
The ruling party has tried and failed in the Parliament to restrict abortion. Now the courts it controls have done it, instead, sparking the biggest protests since the government came to power.
Rising temperatures and melting glaciers have changed key aspects of the age-old Peruvian festival of Qoyllur Rit’i. Still, the celebrations persist.
For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.
Archbishop Gregory led the U.S. Roman Catholic Church’s response to its sexual abuse crisis and more recently has pushed for better race relations in the church. Here is what we know about him.
Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, who led the Roman Catholic Church’s response to the sexual abuse crisis in the early 2000s, was among 13 new cardinals named on Sunday.
A Mexican broadcast company says Francis made the comments to its correspondent more than a year ago, and sources close to the company say the Vatican then edited them out.
He ministered to generations of carnival workers, and his work was recognized by popes. He died of the coronavirus.
The comments, made in a new documentary, are the strongest yet from a pontificate that has taken a more tolerant and inclusive tone.
They wanted to marry. But he’d taken a vow of celibacy.
If confirmed, she may soon have to reconcile her Catholic morality and the law over a death penalty case.
Church leaders, who have clashed with the governor before, said that Catholics have followed mask and social-distancing rules.
One priest is accused of abusing an altar boy at a seminary near the pope’s residence, and the other of covering it up.
New York Times photographers captured a day of consequential events for all three branches of a government struggling to cope with the coronavirus.
Carlo Acutis, who died at 15 in 2006 and was an early adopter of the internet, was beatified over the weekend, putting him on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church.
As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.
“How can we ignore the compelling state interest in protecting the health and life of all New Yorkers?” asked a federal judge in Brooklyn.
After back-and-forth between the city and state, maps of virus hot spots subject to lockdowns were released, but residents remained confused.
In an encyclical, the most authoritative form of papal teaching, Francis lamented poor cooperation among countries and warned the forces of “myopic, extremist, resentful and aggressive nationalism are on the rise.”
The move by the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island came after numerous lawsuits were filed under the Child Victims Act.
Pope Francis declined to see Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is demanding a harder Vatican line on China. The Holy See said meeting just before a U.S. election would be inappropriate.
President Trump has accused Joe Biden, a Catholic, of being “against God” and “against the Bible.” Of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, he has claimed about Democrats, “They’re going after her Catholicism.”
Judge Barrett is a new kind of icon for some, one they have not seen before in American cultural and political life.
Joseph Biden’s supporters are highlighting his Catholic faith and values while President Trump, with a Supreme Court selection looming, is operating on the culture-war turf he prefers.
In a cryptic statement, the Vatican did not explain the reason for Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu’s departure. News reports had connected him to a financial scandal.
With John F. Kennedy in 1960, Catholic America achieved a long-sought victory. But what did we win?
As lawmakers debate right-to-life issues around the world, the Vatican says euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil” acts.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Father Michel J. Mulloy was chosen by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., but then an allegation from the 1980s surfaced, church officials said.
About 150 Catholic schools have closed nationwide citing insurmountable financial pressures from the coronavirus pandemic.
The outspoken archbishop made it his main mission to rid the Philippines of illegal gambling, drawing the ire of officials. He died of complications of the new coronavirus.
Several documents that have emerged from the newly opened Vatican Archives on the papacy of Pius XII bolster accusations of indifference to Jewish suffering, but some scholars say the full picture has yet to emerge.
In California, protesters have toppled statues of Junipero Serra, whose missions brutalized Native Americans. How should we think of him now?
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Slawoj Leszek Glodz of Poland, a move seen as a subtle rebuke. But far more is needed to address the abuse of children by priests, advocates say.
Opinion’s Jeneen Interlandi and Elizabeth Bruenig join the podcast.
David Haas, a composer known for “Blest Are They,” “We Are Called,” “You Are Mine” and other favorites, has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by multiple women, an advocacy group says.