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.

USCCB invites Catholics to take part in ‘9 Days for Life’ Jan. 19-27

The 10th annual "9 Days for Life" novena, sponsored by the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, takes place this year from Jan. 19 to Jan. 27.

‘Trust the science,’ but do not idolize it, says Vatican astronomer

Those who are stubbornly skeptical of science and those who eagerly embrace science as infallible both have a dangerous misunderstanding of the nature of science, a U.S. Jesuit astronomer said.

Working together: For pope, jobs are about more than a wage

For more than 130 years, popes have considered work, the treatment of workers and the creation of jobs to be a religious and moral issue.

Pope: Synodality about listening to the Spirit, not a ‘majority consensus’

The synodal process is a path of engagement that makes room for the Holy Spirit, and not a "majority consensus like a parliament" to guide the universal church, Pope Francis said.