U.S. bishops are among those the pope is asking to find out from their parishioners how they feel about abortion, same-sex marriage, divorce and birth control.
Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church’s moral structure might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make it a merciful, more welcoming place for all.
Moments after the world was introduced to the new pontiff, LA Cardinal Roger Mahony spoke to CBS2′s Sylvia Lopez exclusively about the selection process and what the first Latin American pope will mean to the church.
A man who received nearly $1 million in a sex abuse settlement with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles wants Pope Francis to defrock Cardinal Roger Mahony over his role in the scandal’s cover-up.
Pope Francis established many firsts Wednesday — first Pope named Francis, first Jesuit, first from Latin America.
The new pope is 76-years-old. But his age doesn’t mean young people can’t relate to him.
Gov. Jerry Brown, who trained as a Jesuit, said Wednesday that he is pleased to see a Jesuit elected pope.