Pope Francis Addresses Immigration Issues During World Youth Day in Panama (in Photos)
The Catholic Church's youth rally has drawn 200,000 pilgrims from around the world to Panama City.
Argentina's Lower House Votes to Legalize Early Term Abortion
If the historic bill passes the senate, Argentina's president has promised to sign it into law.
Did Pope Francis Just Compare Abortion to Trump's Immigration Policy?
The pontiff calls out Trump—and the American public—on an instance of what he deems unchristian ethical inconsistency.
Growing Concern Over Climate Change Is Creating Interfaith Dialogue
Two years after Pope Francis launched Laudato Si, the Vatican's plea to save the Earth, Trump rejected its tenets and the Paris Agreement. But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change.
Chicago’s Catholic Churches See the Light—and Cut Their Carbon Emissions
The Archdiocese of Chicago is acting on the pope’s environmental message.
The Vatican and the GOP: What Republican Casuistry Says About Pope Francis
Compassion has often counted as a "maverick" quality in the Holy See. Now Republicans are calling it political.
A Social Scientist, a Climate Change Physicist, and Pope Francis Walk Into a Bar...
Combatting climate change means bringing together experts from a lot of different fields.
Pope Francis Should Not Be Canonizing Junipero Serra
The pillager of California's natives has enough memorials already—and his sainthood has no place in the contemporary Catholic Church.
In the Spiritual Fight Against Climate Change, the Pope Is Not Alone
When it comes to climate change, Pope Francis and many other world religious leaders are cut from the same cloth.
New, Chill Pope Still Hasn't Convinced You to Go to Mass
The "Pope Francis Effect" hasn't caught on in the U.S., according to a Pew study.
The Pontiff of No Return: Pope Francis and the Catholic Church
The most important thing about Pope Francis: He’s blowing up the Catholic Church’s bridge back to medieval pomp, purity, and authority.