|Pope Francis says that he wants to be buried in Marian basilica in new interview
|Pope Francis has said that he wants to be buried in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome because of his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
|Local bishops: Steubenville-Columbus diocesan merger back in play
|The bishops who lead the dioceses of Columbus and Steubenville in Ohio could present a merger plan to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops next year.
|Pope Francis: ‘The Christian must be open to the word of God and to the service of others’
|Pope Francis on Wednesday closed his catechetical series on apostolic zeal, delivered during his recent general audiences.
|Supreme Court to review high-stakes abortion case
|The United States Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling that reimposed restrictions on the abortion drug mifepristone.
|No closures recommended for St. Louis Catholic elementary schools, archdiocese says
|Pastors at each of the 25 Catholic elementary schools eyed for closure earlier this year have recommended that their schools remain open, the archdiocese announced.