Catholic Church should focus on getting 'nones' back, Bishop Barron says

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Although the U.S. bishops' spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church, the bishops also considered something described as the second-most important issue currently facing U.S. Church leaders: How to get religiously unaffiliated, or “nones,” particularly young people, back to the Catholic Church.


Gender ideology is opposed to faith, reason, Vatican office says

kids carrying schoolbooks

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God's plan for creation, said the Congregation for Catholic Education.


Most U.S. adults don't think abuse is more common among Catholic leaders

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Despite the slew of abuse allegations and cases surfacing within the Catholic Church, most U.S. adults do not think that sexual abuse of children is more common among Catholic priests and leadership than it is among any other adult groups.