Atlanta archbishop, former USCCB president, named new leader of Washington Archdiocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta as the new archbishop of Washington.

Feast of St. Isidore of Seville

Isidore was born in Cartagena, Spain, in approximately 560.

Kino Border Initiative Dinner inspires migrants seeking asylum, faithful there to help

Fredys Sevilla remembered “nights and days of many nightmares” as he was forced to leave his native Honduras because of the gang violence there.

Papal document addresses challenges of evangelizing in the digital age

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While digital communications and social media can be used as a tool of evangelization and a place of dialogue with others, they also can be lonely environments where young people fall prey to humanity’s worst vices, Pope Francis wrote.

A perfect fit: Pope describes how to discover one’s vocation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Within the universal Christian vocation of serving God and serving others, God handcrafts a specific calling for each person, a vocation that fits his or her personality and abilities, Pope Francis said.

State of the Campaign: Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Community Services has always been committed to serving the poor and vulnerable.

USCCB leaders say apostolic exhortation a call to invest in young people

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Christus Vivit (Christ Lives)” is a “wonderful summons to the Church to more vigorously invest in youth and young adults, especially those on the peripheries and those disconnected from the Church,” said a trio of leaders within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Church, world need the gifts, enthusiasm of young people, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is “holy ground” that pastors and parents must respect, nurture and encourage, Pope Francis wrote in a new apostolic exhortation.

Feast of St. Francis of Paola

Francis of Paola founded a religious order at a young age and sought to revive the practices of the earliest monks during a period of corruption in the Church.

Spread mercy, build fraternity, pope urges Morocco’s Christian minority

RABAT, Morocco (CNS) — Celebrating Mass with members of Morocco’s tiny Catholic community, Pope Francis praised them for the many ways they “bear witness to the Gospel of mercy in this land.”