Pope: God’s kingdom is for the poor in spirit, not the proud of heart

Recognize part of the Beatitudes? Today, the pope talked about those who feel poor, "are beggars in the depths of their being."

Pope prays family relationships thrive while stuck at home

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed for families who are cooped up in their homes and for all those who are ill with COVID-19.

Pandemic a time of understanding value of brotherhood, cardinal says

Like any other emergency situation, the challenges facing countries trying to contain the virus also "highlight more clearly the serious inequalities that characterize our socioeconomic systems," the cardinal said.

Residents fear what may come next after quakes, archbishop says

There have only been two confirmed deaths, but a series of earthquakes in a two-week span has people sleeping outside and unsure of their next meal.

Nun, security guard among those killed in Nigerian gas explosion

The women, alongside a priest, had already rescued the school's students from the chapel.

‘Gospel of life’ needed now more than ever, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Defending life is not an abstract concept but a duty for all Christians and it means protecting the unborn, the poor, the sick, the unemployed and migrants, Pope Francis said.

Refusing God’s generosity is a sin, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In life, Christians face the choice of either being open to encountering God’s generosity or closed in on their own interests, Pope Francis said.

Targeting world poverty has shown results, advocates say

Living in extreme poverty, pegged at income below $1.90 a day, nosedived from 40% in 1981 to 12% in 2015.

As cases of virus spike in Arizona, Tucson bishop suspends public worship

Tucson Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger announced July 1 that state health officials have "strongly recommended" the suspension of public worship and that he agrees the recommendation is a wise course of action.

March for Life theme borrows page from suffragist centennial

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The March for Life, the annual march in Washington to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women’s suffrage movement for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.