Cardinals Sarah, Comastri retire from Vatican posts

Pope Francis accepted the resignations of 75-year-old Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, and 77-year-old Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica and vicar for Vatican City State.

Fr. Lankeit calls on Catholics to see abortionists, supporters as God does

The Very Rev. Fr. John Lankeit urged churchgoers at the 40 Days for Life opening Mass to see abortionists and their supporters as God does: not as the enemy, but as people captive to Satan's lie that abortion is a "human right" that does not violate God's law.

Catholic Charities’ adoption program gives children, couples shot at loving families

Nick used to come home to an empty, silent house each night. No wife or child to greet him. No sound at all except his own heartbeat. That all changed when he married Carrie and the couple adopted two baby girls.

Parishes should plan now how to welcome back parishioners to church

Even with many recent hopeful signs on vaccinations and the reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases, there is no date certain at which the coronavirus pandemic will be declared over.

S.C. governor signs abortion bill, says right to life is ‘fundamental’

Saying "there are a lot of happy hearts beating right now," Republican Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina signed a bill into law Feb. 18 that would prohibit most abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected on ultrasound.

Mars missions can inspire next generation scientists, papal astronomer says

As Perseverance, the latest probe on Mars, gears up to send to Earth high-definition images, video and audio of its surroundings, one papal astronomer said he hoped the fresh new discoveries will inspire future explorers.

Biden’s immigration plan begins what might be long journey through Congress

Democrats formally introduced one of the most ambitious plans to date to address legal and illegal immigration in the U.S., while at the same time signaling limits for those currently attempting to enter without documentation at the southern border.

Catholics reminded Lent a time of self-reflection, atonement, preparation

"Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation."

Winter storm’s grip doesn’t stop ministries, outreach in Dallas Diocese

Despite the grip the historic winter storm had on north Texas, faith fueled outreach to Catholics and other community members in the Diocese of Dallas.

Word change in missal doxology takes effect on Ash Wednesday

A change in wording to the concluding doxology of orations in the Roman Missal, from "one God, for ever and ever" to "God, for ever and ever," took effect on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17.