On 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide, pope urges reconciliation

Just days before Rwanda was to begin a weeklong period of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of its genocide, Pope Francis urged the country's bishops to be resolute in continuing the work of healing and reconciliation.

VIDEO: Pope Francis’ advice to married couples

Married couples should never let the sun set on an argument; instead they must make peace by remembering to always say "please," "thank you" and "sorry."

At border Mass, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

With the backdrop a few feet away of the rusted iron slats of the 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and a dozen other bishops from three countries prayed April 1 for compassion and for a return to ideals that welcome immigrants.

Recognize your limits, open yourself to light of Christ, pope says

Only those who recognize their own limits can accept the great gift of salvation in Jesus Christ, which is why Catholics with disabilities are such important and powerful witnesses of faith, Pope Francis said.

Pope and Obama discuss religious freedom, life issues, immigration

In their first encounter, Pope Francis received U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27 for a discussion that touched on several areas of tension between the Catholic Church and the White House, including religious freedom and medical ethics.

Pope Francis, Obama meet privately at Vatican for 50 minutes

Pope Francis received U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27. In what was their first encounter, the two leaders spoke in private for more than 50 minutes, an extraordinarily long time for such a meeting.

Mandate cases prompt rallies outside court as oral arguments take place

The snowy, wet concrete and throng of reporters didn't stop Father Frank Pavone and the Rev. Patrick Mahoney from kneeling down and praying in front of the Supreme Court the morning of March 25.

‘Everybody smiles’: St. Vincent de Paul’s dental clinic gives patients bright smiles, brighter futures

Francis Richardson longed for a full set of teeth so much that he created his own using a sheet of white paper and a pen. Before coming to St. Vincent de Paul late last year, Richardson estimated it had been a decade or so since he had seen a dentist.

Jokes, quips, wisecracks: John XXIII lived with keen sense of humor

A top 10 list of Blessed John XXIII's funny quips. The "Good Pope," who has an elementary school on the Phoenix/Scottsdale border bearing his name, will be canonized April 27.

CATHOLICS MATTER: Adela Gaxiola – Hunger for God steers immigrant toward Eucharist

Growing up in Chihuahua, Mexico, Adela Gaxiola longed to go to church, but her father wouldn’t allow it. “When anyone in the family spoke of God, he would get angry,” she said.