Vatican announces ‘Pilgrims of Hope’ as motto for Holy Year 2025

Pope Francis approved "Pilgrims of Hope" as the motto for the Holy Year 2025.

Court blocks vaccine mandate for businesses, allows it for health workers

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Jan. 13 blocked a rule by the Biden administration that would have required employees at large businesses to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or wear masks and get tested each week for the coronavirus.

USCCB invites Catholics to take part in ‘9 Days for Life’ Jan. 19-27

The 10th annual "9 Days for Life" novena, sponsored by the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, takes place this year from Jan. 19 to Jan. 27.

‘Trust the science,’ but do not idolize it, says Vatican astronomer

Those who are stubbornly skeptical of science and those who eagerly embrace science as infallible both have a dangerous misunderstanding of the nature of science, a U.S. Jesuit astronomer said.

Working together: For pope, jobs are about more than a wage

For more than 130 years, popes have considered work, the treatment of workers and the creation of jobs to be a religious and moral issue.

Pope: Synodality about listening to the Spirit, not a ‘majority consensus’

The synodal process is a path of engagement that makes room for the Holy Spirit, and not a "majority consensus like a parliament" to guide the universal church, Pope Francis said.

Pope’s music library contains nearly 2,000 CDs, includes Elvis

Pope Francis' music library contains nearly 2,000 CDs and 19 vinyl records, according to the Vatican cardinal who is curating the collection.

Panel: Restorative principles can be applied to synod preparations

Applying the principles of restorative justice to the diocesan preparatory hearings on the upcoming world Synod of Bishops on synodality can make the process work like synodality, speakers said during a Jan. 11 webinar sponsored by the Catholic Mobilization Network.

Astronaut talks with Catholic school students while orbiting Earth

Crisscrossing above the Seattle region at approximately 17,000 mph aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei took live questions from students at Seattle Nativity School.

Newborn abandonment case prompts renewed emphasis on ‘safe haven’ efforts

In 20 years of community organizing, resulting in more than 300 cases of newborns saved from infant abandonment, Floridian Nick Silverio has never actually witnessed a criminal child abandonment in progress.