Contemplative life responds to thirst for eternal, pope tells Carmelites

Consecrated life is not doomed to die out, Pope Francis told a group of Discalced Carmelites.

‘We all can do something’ to foster culture of life, love, says archbishop

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee told a Nebraska pro-life conference that "there is legitimate reason to hope" the U.S. Supreme Court may allow states "more authority to protect the lives of unborn children."

Mozambique’s first Indigenous cardinal dies at 97

The Catholic Church's second oldest cardinal and first Indigenous cardinal of Mozambique died Sept. 29 at the age of 97.

Pope warns that synod could be ‘elitist’ exercise unless all have a voice

While a Synod of Bishops is not a parliament and its preparatory process is not "an opinion poll," Pope Francis insisted that involving as many people as possible in the process and prayerfully listening to all of them is the only way to recognize the call of the Holy Spirit.

Call to prayer for the synod finds home online, in app

Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, said in the process to create a more "synodal church," one where every member contributes and all listen to each other, "we are touching something divine, and prayer is essential."

Pope: Jubilee for the Earth a time for restoring bond with God, creation

The exploitation and plundering of the Earth's resources at the expense of the poor and vulnerable cry out for justice and the forgiveness of debts, Pope Francis said.

Heralds of Christ: Bishop ordains 12 men to permanent diaconate

Bishop Olmsted ordained 12 men — with backgrounds and callings as diverse as the 12 Apostles — to the diaconate Nov. 7 at All Saints Parish in Mesa.

Ignoring the poor is a sin, head of Ukrainian Catholic Church says

Celebrating the birth of Jesus, Christians should remember that he is present in each person who is sick, homeless, frail, neglected or needs help, said the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Leaders of both parties join Biden, Harris for Mass of thanksgiving

Hours before his inauguration as president, Joe Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris were joined by the spouses and congressional leaders from both political parties for what was termed a Mass of thanksgiving early Jan. 20 at St. Matthew Cathedral in Washington.

U.S. bishops show their support for initiative to stop bullying of LGBT youth

At least 10 U.S. Catholic bishops have signed a statement supporting the Tyler Clementi Foundation in standing up for at-risk LGBT youth in the United States and speaking out against bullying directed at them.