Time for a new approach toward North Korea, peace conference proposes

Participants at a Catholic-led conference on peace on the Korean Peninsula said it might be time to rethink how to engage with North Korea, because economic sanctions and displays of military strength have not deterred the country from aggressively pursuing a nuclear weapons development program.

US synod report finds participants share common hopes, lingering pain

Catholics across the country continue to feel wounded by the clergy abuse crisis, seek a more welcoming church in which their "lived reality" is prioritized over rules and regulations, and desire lifelong spiritual, pastoral and catechetical formation as disciples, according to a report synthesizing the 10-month synodal process in dioceses.

After U.N. conference, nuclear disarmament advocates look to new strategies

Four weeks of debate -- during a review conference for a treaty widely viewed as a cornerstone of nuclear disarmament -- resulted in no consensus on how to move forward despite the efforts of the Holy See, disarmament advocates and non-nuclear nations.

Laudato Si' message gets added attention as Season of Creation opens

Clergy in some U.S. parishes are leading efforts to create more awareness of Pope Francis' message on the moral duty to care for the environment during the ecumenical Season of Creation.