Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
Federal authorities have sentenced an admitted con man who targeted nuns, priests and others in a so-called advance fee scam with devastating personal results to 18 years in prison.
Pope Francis’ remarks to reporters about gays and lesbians on his return trip to Rome from Rio de Janeiro are being noticed by those in the LGBT community.
An Austrian priest, described by some as a rebel, spoke in an exclusive Skype interview with CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi.
Father Felipe Doldan is from a parish in Buenos Aires that was visited regularly by Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis.
It’s the first full day on the job for Pope Francis and he’s already making the rounds.
Parishioners at St. Raymond of Penafort Church say a black Pope is the right choice for these times.
Father Frank Berna, director of graduate theology and ministry at LaSalle University, says the new pope has to take the pulse of the people, not just those who are loyal to the church, but those who have fallen away.
The first pre-conclave meeting to elect a new pope is scheduled for Monday morning as the Cardinals gather in Rome.
Bishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.
It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.
The diocese said Monday that Archbishop Charles Chaput decided the Rev. Joseph DiGregorio is suitable for ministry.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s financial troubles have forced the auction and sale of some of its prime properties.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has released a statement just hours after Monsignor William Lynn was sentenced to 3-6 years in prison, calling his sentence “heavy.”
Dr. Carol A. Cary is the new Superintendent of Secondary Schools and Ms. Jacqueline P. Coccia is the new Superintendent of Elementary Schools.