Fast Or Feast? Valentine's, Ash Wednesday On Same DayFor the first time in more than seven decades, the start of Lent and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day, posing a dilemma for Christians who have marked the day by indulging in a steak dinner or chocolates.
Pope Warns Against 'Fake News,' Likens It To 'Crafty Serpent' In GenesisPope Francis released a message condemning "fake news," saying that it's a "sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred."
San Jose Priest Imprisoned For Stealing $1.4 Million In DonationsHien Minh Nguyen, 57, who once ran the Vietnamese Catholic Center for the Diocese of San Jose, was found guilty of 14 counts of bank fraud.
Pope Francis Urges Trump To Rethink DACA DecisionPope Francis is urging President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.
Man Arrested For Shooting Up San Leandro Church StatueA man has been arrested for opening fire on a religious statue in front of a San Leandro church.
Search For Common Ground As Pope Francis Meets President TrumpPresident Donald Trump and Pope Francis share a trait that adds drama to their first meeting Wednesday: unpredictability.
Former San Jose Priest Convicted Of Ripping Off DonationsA former San Jose priest and head of the Vietnamese Catholic Center has been convicted in federal court of depositing parishioners donations into his personal bank account.
Pope Open To Studying Ordination Of Married Men As PriestsPope Francis says the church must study whether it's possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.
Pope Francis Extends Permission On Abortion ForgivenessPope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.
Pope Francis Sets Up Vatican Commission On Female DeaconsPope Francis has set up a panel to study whether women could serve as deacons, a role now reserved to men.
Islamic State Attackers Take Hostages, Kill Priest Inside Church In FranceTwo attackers took hostages inside a French church during morning Mass on Tuesday near the city of Rouen, killing an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.
Pope Francis Creates Commission To Study Adding Women DeaconsPope Francis said Thursday he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church.