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.

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.

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.

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.”

N.Y. high school students help prepare taxes through volunteer program

At Catholic Central High School, they blend in as regular students. In the nearby diocesan pastoral center, they're key accountants this time of year.

In Jesus’ heart, the sinner is more important than the sin, pope says

The heart of the sacrament of reconciliation, Pope Francis said, is "not the sins we declare, but the divine love we receive, of which we are ever in need."

Crozier Gala poised to formally mark diocese’s 50th, create new legacy

Keeping with the Diocese of Phoenix’s theme for its 50th anniversary, guests attending this year’s Crozier Gala April 27 will find a “Remembrance” theme guiding the night.