Bishop Paul Marchand of Timmins, Ont., died July 23 while on summer vacation.
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Archbishop Francis Spence, a former president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops who led the Diocese of Kingston, Ont., for 20 years until his retirement in 2002, died July 27.
Defence lawyers tried to show during a sentencing hearing for Bishop Raymond Lahey that the cleric's collection of child pornography included images of torture.
The Dublin Archdiocese is on the brink of financial collapse because of payouts to victims of clergy sexual abuse, says an internal report.
Bolivia's bishops expressed their support for indigenous people marching from the country's northern Amazonian lowlands to the mountain city of La Paz to protest a planned highway through their territory.
More than a million young Catholics learned the hard way about a venerable Catholic tradition: "spiritual Communion" or the "Communion of desire."
Millions of Pakistani Catholics are expected to attend the annual Marian pilgrimage at Mariamabad in the face of ongoing fears of terrorism.
While studies have long shown the negative effects on children of divorce compared to those from two-parent households, a new study has determined that children born to cohabiting couples fare even worse than children from divorced families.
Father John Lankeit, rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, has announced that from now on only boys will be altar servers at the church.
The Diocese of Orange, Calif., has upped its bid to buy the Crystal Cathedral complex from US$50 million to US$53.6 million.