Church Structure

The Catholic Church is made up of many parts, together working on Earth as the body of Christ. Explore the roles of clergy, laity, religious, dioceses and more. 

For Pope Francis, 2015 will be a big year

For Pope Francis, 2015 will be a big year Pontiff scheduled to visit Asia and the U.S., release new encyclical and host a second ...

'Humanum' conference explores divine plan for male-female complementarity

'Humanum' conference explores divine plan for male-female complementarity Organizers hope the interreligious dialogue, which took place Nov. 17-20, will ...

Despite tension, synod sets Church’s direction

Despite tension, synod sets Church’s direction Controversial language left out of report as members try to balance truth, mercy going ...

Midterm report marks shift in pastoral tone

Midterm report marks shift in pastoral tone Synod working document says group sensed ‘urgent need for new pastoral paths’ on ...

Inside the synod: Two words that stand for more than they mean

Inside the synod: Two words that stand for more than they mean 'Pastoral' and 'mercy' both are words that signal banners of change

Pope urges open, honest dialogue at meeting

Pope urges open, honest dialogue at meeting The opening of the Oct. 5-19 extraordinary Synod on the Family brings a notable change ...

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