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Pope names cardinals, lay experts to new Council for the Economy
Pope Francis appointed an international group of eight cardinals -- including U.S. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo -- and seven lay experts to be the first members of the Vatican's new Council for the Economy.
On first Friday of Lent, pope speaks on nature of true fasting
Pope Francis criticized those who practice fasting as a mere ritual, rather than as a sacrifice representative of a religion of love.
Archdiocese announces dates for 2015 public display of Shroud of Turin
The Archdiocese of Turin, custodian of the Shroud of Turin, has announced that the shroud, venerated by many as the burial cloth of Christ, will be on public display April 19-June 24, 2015.
Uganda's bishops reviewing country's anti-gay law, says church official
Uganda's Catholic bishops have begun reviewing a text of the country's new anti-gay law in order to come up with "an educated" response, said a senior church official.
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