Greatness is measured by service, pope says

In God's view, human greatness is measured by how one serves or helps someone who cannot offer anything in exchange, Pope Francis said.

CRS program works with Ugandan men as they take on new family roles

It is not unusual these days to find Raymond Okello, who lives in the Karamoja area of northeastern Uganda, washing dishes, tending the kitchen garden, or caring for the baby when home.

Public health law experts: Federal vaccine mandate has strong legal footing

President Joe Biden's coronavirus vaccine mandate for workplaces with more than 100 people on the payroll is rooted in existing law governing worker protections, said a trio of public health law experts.

Donation called expression of U.S. Catholics’ affection for Paris cathedral

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington has collected and donated nearly half a million dollars to assist the restoration and rebuilding efforts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was extensively damaged in a fire two years ago.

Getting old is not a disease, it’s a privilege, pope tells older priests

Getting to be a ripe old age is a privilege, Pope Francis told older priests.

Leadership is distorted by thirst for power, betraying charism, pope says

Pope Francis praised Catholic lay movements and associations for living out the Gospel in their everyday lives and for promoting education, social support and evangelization in the world's peripheries.

Modern Catholic Pilgrim puts new emphasis on walking pilgrimages tradition

Walking pilgrimages to religious sites have been a popular way of expressing and building one's faith and connection to God for centuries.

Bridge over troubled waters: Papal trip tests limits of being a ‘pontifex’

On paper, Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Hungary and Slovakia was pretty standard as papal trips go: outdoor Masses, meeting with dignitaries, visiting poor and marginalized populations and of course, answering questions from journalists aboard the papal flight.

Tourism should foster culture of encounter, safeguard planet, Vatican says

Tourism needs to protect both people and the planet as well as promote a more inclusive economy, the Vatican said.

South Sudan church leaders frustrated by lack of progress in nuns’ murders

One month after two Catholic sisters were executed on a road in South Sudan, their killers remain unidentified, and church leaders are losing patience with an apparent lack of progress in resolving the murder.