Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better, pope says

The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said.

Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

The Big Bang theory and evolution do not eliminate the existence of God, who remains the one who set all of creation into motion, Pope Francis told his own science academy.

R U texting in church? Put the phone down!

Entire families navigate their smartphones while sharing meals at restaurants. Students text in class. Parents take phone calls at their children's sporting events and plays. It's no surprise that cellphones affect even church.

Priest says taking ‘selfies,’ posting them a way to connect to students

"Some people think that if we're having fun, we're sinning. That's not the case. It's fun to be Catholic," Fr. Jason Blahnik explained prior to priesthood Sunday, which is celebrated nationwide Oct. 26. "There's a joy to it, living and loving people. It's a great life.

Couple trusts in God throughout cancer diagnosis, high-risk pregnancy

Keith and Donielle Wilde know what it means to live this every day: "Jesus, I trust in you." Despite some medical complications, Donielle "is doing very well" — and the baby is developing normally.

Olive harvest at Garden of Gethsemane unites faithful with Christ

The opportunity to help a group of Franciscan priests harvest olives in the Garden of Gethsemane offers a sense of hope amid the adversaries one man's family has faced in their own olive groves.

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a "penal populism" that promises to solve society's problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice.

First St. John Paul II feast day unites faithful in prayer, remembrance at St....

His leadership helped bring down the Soviet Union. He forgave the man who tried to kill him. He traveled the world and wrote 14 encyclicals. Throughout his 27-year papacy, St. John Paul inspired millions.

Celebrating God’s Gift of Love and Life

A wedding banquet was not when we might have expected Jesus' first miracle. Usually, His miracles cured the sick, healed the leper, fed a hungry crowd of thousands, gave sight to the blind. So why did He work His first miracle at a wedding banquet?

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the "great helmsman" of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a "humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church."