Popes wear white to represent Christlike purity and red to symbolise compassion.
A scholar of religion looks at how faith helped guide the labor rights icon in his organizing endeavors.
Pope Francis’ papacy is anchored on what he calls a “revolution of tenderness”.
‘I see the church as a field hospital,’ Pope Francis once said – not a place where superficial solutions will do much good.
Catholic leaders’ attitudes toward LGBTQ people have shifted dramatically – but the actual theology behind them, not so much.
Pell, often described as a conservative Catholic, was jailed for child sexual abuse in Australia in 2019 but maintained his innocence and was acquitted the following year.
Evergreens have long served as symbols of life during the bleakness of winter. But Queen Victoria spurred the tradition that has become a global phenomenon.
The Catholic Church practice of granting indulgences, criticized by Martin Luther in the 16th century, still exists, as part of the doctrine – but in a different form.
The influential movement, which is still controversial both inside and outside Catholicism, must be understood in the context of Latin American history.
Rosaries are meant to be used wherever, whenever – and each one tells a story.
If you think of Latino voters as left-leaning Catholics, think again.
A substantial majority were concerned about the prevalence of abuse, racism, and sexism in church contexts, and many raised issues relating to transparency and accountability.
The Catholic Church’s membership numbers are growing fastest outside Europe and the Americas, and Catholics’ priorities look very different across the world.
Popes’ roles have changed over time. Some periods produced plenty of saintly popes, while others are notorious for the opposite.
As Japanese victims struggled to process the nuclear attack, many turned to religion. The way they understood the horror still has consequences today.
Many religions have been used to prop up nationalism, and Catholicism is no exception, as a Jesuit priest and scholar explains.
Many people do not realize they are delivering at a Catholic hospital, and others may not have a choice. But where one receives care has a profound impact on the birth control options they’re offered.
The Catholic Church considers St. Joseph a role model of fatherhood and faith. In many countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on his feast day.
Views on abortion differ not only among major religious traditions, but within each one.
In the 1960s, the Catholic Church sought to downplay demonic possession, but its views since then have changed.