Father John Lankeit, rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, has announced that from now on only boys will be altar servers at the church.
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While studies have long shown the negative effects on children of divorce compared to those from two-parent households, a new study has determined that children born to cohabiting couples fare even worse than children from divorced families.
Millions of Pakistani Catholics are expected to attend the annual Marian pilgrimage at Mariamabad in the face of ongoing fears of terrorism.
More than a million young Catholics learned the hard way about a venerable Catholic tradition: "spiritual Communion" or the "Communion of desire."
Bolivia's bishops expressed their support for indigenous people marching from the country's northern Amazonian lowlands to the mountain city of La Paz to protest a planned highway through their territory.
The Dublin Archdiocese is on the brink of financial collapse because of payouts to victims of clergy sexual abuse, says an internal report.
Defence lawyers tried to show during a sentencing hearing for Bishop Raymond Lahey that the cleric's collection of child pornography included images of torture.
Archbishop Francis Spence, a former president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops who led the Diocese of Kingston, Ont., for 20 years until his retirement in 2002, died July 27.
Bishop Paul Marchand of Timmins, Ont., died July 23 while on summer vacation.
Government officials in Dak Lak province, a rural part of central Vietnam, have waived their normal traffic rules so Catholics can get to Sunday Mass by tractor.