U.S. Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-La., speaks at the annual March for Life rally in Washington in this Jan. 18, 2019 file...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God forgives sins so that joy, not sadness, can flourish once again in one’s heart, Pope Francis said.
He has witnessed the faith community's work in previous global disease outbreaks. "The same compassion, counsel and care will be just as important" in the current pandemic, he said.
The Lord "never tires of speaking to his Bride, that she may grow in love and faithful witness," the pope said in an apostolic letter about the richness of God's word.
This sister speaks of her childhood as a saint would: "We were just ordinary people trying to do extraordinary things."
The Lenten pillar mirrors Jesus’ fasting in the desert and draws Catholics away from what isn’t heavenly to make room for what is.
For the first time in 10 years, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will be present in the tabernacle at the historic St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Conway had a lot of ups and downs, but he once told Catholic News Service in an interview that he was able to weather it all because of his Catholic faith.
Survivors of clerical sex abuse attend a vigil near the Vatican Feb. 21.
The Catholic Church needs "new legal structures of accountability" for bishops accused of sexual abuse or of negligence in handling abuse allegations, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago told the Vatican summit on safeguarding.