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Pope sends aid to victims in Philippines, migrants on Belarus border

Pope Francis is sending thousands of dollars in relief aid to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon struck the Southeast Asian archipelago in December.

Christians should look for signs of God’s love in their lives, pope says

God likes to intervene behind the scenes and without fanfare, always ready to help and lift people up, Pope Francis said.

Seeking God together will bring Christians closer to each other, pope says

When the goal of Christian unity seems far off, "let us remind ourselves that we are making this journey not as those who already possess God but as those who continue to seek him," Pope Francis told members of an ecumenical pilgrimage from Finland.

Pope: Communication must build communion, fraternity

In a time when social networks can tend to divide people, Christian media must instead work to unite men and women, Pope Francis said.

Gomez: Imitate Rev. King’s ‘example, prophetic witness’ in work for justice

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged all people of goodwill to commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Jan. 17 holiday named for him by remembering "not only the justice he pursued, but how he pursued it."

New postulator named for Father Peyton’s sainthood cause

The Congregation of Holy Cross has appointed Valentina Culurgioni to be the new postulator for the sainthood cause of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton.

Despite reducing poverty, expanded child tax credit’s future is uncertain

A few weeks before Christmas, Jessica Moreno and her three kids were able to move from her parents' home in Wood Dale, Illinois, outside of Chicago, to their own apartment a few blocks away.

Homilist: Holy Spirit’s fire enlightens, purifies those in legal profession

In a liturgy inviting "tongues as of fire" from the Holy Spirit to guide lawyers and government officials, it seemed oddly appropriate that the fire alarm inadvertently went off just before the Diocese of Phoenix's annual Red Mass began Jan. 11 at St. Mary's Basilica.

Vatican announces ‘Pilgrims of Hope’ as motto for Holy Year 2025

Pope Francis approved "Pilgrims of Hope" as the motto for the Holy Year 2025.

Court blocks vaccine mandate for businesses, allows it for health workers

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Jan. 13 blocked a rule by the Biden administration that would have required employees at large businesses to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or wear masks and get tested each week for the coronavirus.