San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath Announces RetirementBishop Patrick J. McGrath announced Wednesday that he's retiring as the bishop of the Diocese of San Jose after serving for 20 years.
Church Sex Abuse Survivors Sue Vatican In San Francisco Federal Court Two sexual abuse survivors announced in San Francisco Wednesday they have sued the Vatican in federal court for allegedly failing to prevent and covering up the abuse of them and others as children by priests.
Respected U.S. Cardinal's Sex Scandal Raises Questions, Forces Pope's HandRevelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it.
Pope: Abortion Is 'White Glove' Equivalent to Nazi CrimesPope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.
Message Of Peace During Pope-Trump Meeting
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.
Pope Francis Meets With Facebook CEO ZuckerbergPope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican.
Vatican Fires Priest Who Came Out As Gay On Eve Of Worldwide Bishops MeetingThe Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.
Global Warming Turning Earth Into 'Immense Pile Of Filth,' Pope Says In Radical ManifestoFrancis framed climate change as an urgent moral issue to address in his eagerly anticipated encyclical, blaming global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model that harms the poor most.
Pope: God Will Judge You On Whether You Cared For EarthPope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his eagerly-awaited encyclical on climate change and its effects on the world's most vulnerable.
Bay Area Catholics Rally Around Archbishop, Say He’s Unfairly PortrayedThe controversial head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has some very public critics, but now he has some equally public defenders. A new group of San Francisco Catholics has formed to support Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
Pope's iPad Engraved 'His Holiness Francisco' Sells For Over $30KA mystery buyer is now the proud new owner of the Pope’s iPad.
UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change ConferenceU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.
After SF Cathedral Skewered For Dousing Homeless With Water, Pope Launches Homeless Tours Of Sistine Chapel Just a week after San Francisco Catholic leaders were forced to issue an apology for installing sprinklers to douse the homeless sleeping in St. Mary's Cathedral doorsteps, Pope Francis has gone the other direction, inviting the homeless to tour the Sistine Chapel.
Married And Don't Want Kids? Pope Francis Says You're SelfishThere's no need to read between the lines of the latest comment hurled from the Vatican. Pope Francis called childless couples "selfish" Wednesday while speaking to his usual audience at St. Peter's Square.