Kentucky group provides rosary-making supplies locally, globally

From a low brick building on a commercial stretch of highway in Louisville, Our Lady's Rosary Makers packages enough beads and other supplies to make 6.5 million rosaries each year.

Being a catechist is a vocation, pope says in establishing formal ministry

Calling for formal recognition of "those lay men and women who feel called by virtue of their baptism to cooperate in the work of catechesis," Pope Francis has instituted the "ministry of catechist."

St. John Paul II, Phoenix diocese’s newest high school, to graduate its first class...

A little over 4 years ago, ground was broken in the far West Valley for what would become the diocese’s newest high school. This week, 37 seniors will become St. John Paul II Catholic High School's first graduates.

As Israeli-Palestinian violence escalates, Christian leaders voice concern

Christian leaders in the Holy Land expressed deep concern over growing Israeli-Palestinian violence, as the two sides clashed in Jerusalem and Israel launched airstrikes into Gaza, responding to rocket attacks.

Catholic actors Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson begin film on priest’s life

Filming has begun on "Stu," which tells the story of a Father Stuart Long, a onetime boxer who became a priest and died in 2014.

Reform aims to carry Gospel mission forward, not clean up past, pope says

The Christian idea of reforming one's life is not about making it perfect but initiating a process of going outside of oneself to best follow one's vocation and carry out a mission, Pope Francis said.

Pope urges prayers for Colombia, Jerusalem, Afghanistan

Loving others as Jesus loved means serving others, reaching out and helping those in need, Pope Francis said.

Vatican’s vanishing artisans: Traditional workshops struggle amid COVID-19

The neighborhood of ivy-draped two-story buildings, cobblestoned streets and Marian shrines adjacent to St. Peter's Basilica is perhaps best-known today for serving gelato and pizza to tourists visiting the Vatican.

Humility, open mind needed to crack coronavirus’ secrets, expert says

Much is still unknown about the 2019 novel coronavirus and why it can kill so many people and yet also can infect many more without causing any symptoms, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease expert, told a Vatican conference.

Papal vaccine campaigns offered punishments, rewards 200 years ago

When popes were king, they ordered all their subjects in the Papal States to be vaccinated, using punishments and rewards to convince the hesitant and making sure the poor and the prisoners were inoculated as well.