DUBLIN – The Cranberries' frontwoman, Dolores O'Riordan, has been described as a woman of soul and courage by the bishop of Limerick, where she honed her musical talent at a Catholic school in the 1980s.

Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said.

Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests.

Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis arrived in Santiago, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he will take his message of hope to people on the margins of society.

Creation-friendly diet a rising trend for 2018

Pope Francis may not qualify as a dietary expert but he can probably take a little credit for some healthy trends likely to spark New Year’s resolutions.

Merger creates largest Catholic healthcare network


Toronto’s new, giant, still-unnamed Catholic health care network has its first boss lined up and with him a commitment to help engineer a better health system in Canada from the bottom up.

RCMP adopt new tool for reconciliation

REGINA, Sask. – Canada’s national police force has begun using Kairos’ Blanket Exercise in an effort to help its officers improve relations with Indigenous peoples.

Belgian Catholics concerned about abuse of country's euthanasia law

OXFORD, England – Catholics in Belgium are concerned the country's euthanasia law is being abused to kill patients without legal checks and safeguards.

Trump comments 'harsh, offensive,' Vatican newspaper says

VATICAN – In its continuing coverage of the U.S. immigration debate, the Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump "used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants" from several countries.

Pro-life advocates prepare for implementation of abortion bubble zone on Feb. 1


OTTAWA – Pro-life advocates are making plans to address a new law in Ontario that will create “bubble zones” around abortion facilities and likely force the National March for Life in Ottawa to find a new route.

German bishop urges church debate on blessing same-sex unions

OSNABRUCK, Germany – The vice president of the German bishops' conference has urged a debate on whether Catholic clergy should bless same-sex unions.


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Mary Marrocco: Keeping faith in calm and chaos

How can we live in a world, and a Church, where both are so intensely present and at times so inter-mingled? 


Pope's homily

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Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.