Gay, transgender people deserve pastoral care, pope says

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM AZERBAIJAN (CNS) — Catholics who are homosexual, confused about their sexuality, or convinced they were born in the wrong body deserve the same attentive pastoral care as anyone else, Pope Francis said.

'Moved by Mercy' is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

WASHINGTON (CNS) — All human life must be "cherished and protected," said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

Meet the Courage apostolate's new leader: Fr. Philip Bochanski

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Expansion and further welcoming outreach are the plans for the next head of Courage International, a Catholic apostolate for people with same-sex attraction.