Teen Suicide Could Impact Legislation - 06/30/2017

A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide through her words and text messages may have possible implications for physician-assisted suicide cases. Read more

Australian Cardinal Will Face Charges - 06/30/2017

Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell said, "I'm looking forward finally to having my day in court. I'm innocent of these charges. They are false. The whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent". Read more

O'Malley: Need US Environment Leadership

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley expressed his "disappointment" over President Donald Trump's decision to begin to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement in a June 2 post on his weekly blog, Read more

First US Born Martyr Recognized By Pope

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States. The recognition of his martyrdom is the first step toward beatification and, eventually, sainthood Read more

Atheist Stephen Hawking Meets With Pope

Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican this week has raised curiosity, with some asking what exactly the famed astrophysicist and self-proclaimed atheist was doing in the heart of the Catholic Church. Read more

Pope: Priest Can Absolve Sin of Abortion

Pope Francis said he formally was giving all priests permanent permission to grant absolution to those who confess to having procured an abortion. Read more