Consecrated life is not doomed to die out, Pope Francis told a group of Discalced Carmelites.
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."
The Catholic Church's second oldest cardinal and first Indigenous cardinal of Mozambique died Sept. 29 at the age of 97.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.