Pope creates 13 new cardinals, including Washington archbishop

One by one 11 senior churchmen, including two U.S. citizens, knelt before Pope Francis to receive their red hats, a cardinal's ring and a scroll formally declaring their new status as Cardinals.

VIDEO: Giving thanks and praying for all of you — A new message from...

Bishop Olmsted urges us to keep our loved ones close to our heart this Thanksgiving, and offers up some practical tips to help prepare our hearts and minds to welcome the Lord as we enter into the Season of Advent.

Bishops say Advent during pandemic can be a time to draw closer to Jesus

The global pandemic and new limits on daily activities present a special time for a renewal of faith and the opportunity to deepen appreciation...

In virtual meeting, Bishops focus on McCarrick report, pandemic and racism

The two days of the virtual assembly of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Nov. 16-17 initially included discussion of the Vatican report on former cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick. But the bulk of the bishops' conversation focused on the ongoing pandemic and the church's response to racism.

Mary shows how to turn fear into invitation to hear God’s call, pope says

There is no better way to pray than like Mary, who opened her heart to God with humility and trust, Pope Francis said.

Working group formed to deal with conflicts between Biden policies, church teaching

A special working group of the U.S. bishops will address issues surrounding the election of a Catholic president and policies that may come about that would be in conflict with Catholic teaching and the bishops' priorities.

Federal judge: rules restricting DACA program were invalid

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A federal judge ruled Nov. 14 that the suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, announced this past summer...

Catholics lead all Christians in number of racially diverse congregations

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- U.S. Catholics lead all Christian faiths in the percentage of racially diverse congregations in their parishes, according to a new study...

Felony charges for statue vandals called ‘breakthrough moment for Catholics’

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- San Francisco's archbishop called a district attorney's decision to prosecute protesters arrested for toppling a St. Junipero Serra statue outside...

Faith requires risks, helping others, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Being faithful to God means taking the risk of setting aside one's own needs and plans in order to serve...