‘Complete My Joy’: In major new document, Bishop Olmsted urges fathers, mothers to commit their...

Fathers and mothers have the ability and responsibility to lead their families to holiness, wrote Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted in an apostolic exhortation published Dec. 30.

Food for Thought: Pope Francis’ reflections on the Christmas Season

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Today, the Son of God is born, and everything changes,” Pope Francis said in a 2016 Christmas midnight Mass homily.

Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models

When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into "orphans" who lack a father to guide them, show them love and teach them values, Pope Francis said.

Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the Catholic Church in the U.S. began observing National Migration Week, a time to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, immigrants, refugees and human trafficking victims, the administration of President Donald Trump announced that it would end an immigration program for thousands of Salvadorans, one of the largest groups of modern-day immigrants in the country and one that includes many Catholics.

Faith, love and flexibility: Longtime married couples share all three

"We've always had God at the top and we let him decide," added Yvette, 93.

Pope to formally approve canonizations, including of Fatima seers

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As extraordinary as the apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago were, the sanctity of the shepherd children did not hinge on their having seen Mary, a cardinal said.

Local missionaries bring Totus Tuus day camps to diocese

It’s a faith-filled recipe for growth — spiritual, intellectual and personal — that both children and their parents want to try again and again, even beyond the standard five-day format.

Giving thanks in all things changes outlook on life

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait. The family, the friends, the food, the fun — what’s not to love? The annual celebration is our opportunity to realize just how blessed we are.

Personal pilgrimage to historic New York cathedral reveals presence of God

Standing there in front of the bank of flickering candles, we closed our eyes and silently whispered a prayer, the days and years and lifetimes leading up to that moment behind us and yet somehow within us.

‘Fortnight for Freedom’ highlights freedom to serve

Dioceses throughout the country will be highlighting the Catholic Church's religious freedom in service to the poor and vulnerable during this year's "Fortnight for Freedom."