Remembering the Holocaust and its victims is not only an act of solidarity but also serves as a warning to humanity that such horrors could happen again, Pope Francis said.
Vietnamese dioceses called off some ceremonies planned for Tet, the Lunar New Year, after a new COVID-19 variant spread to more than 10 cities and provinces.
Nick used to come home to an empty, silent house each night. No wife or child to greet him. No sound at all except his own heartbeat. That all changed when he married Carrie and the couple adopted two baby girls.
As Perseverance, the latest probe on Mars, gears up to send to Earth high-definition images, video and audio of its surroundings, one papal astronomer said he hoped the fresh new discoveries will inspire future explorers.
Deacon Albert Graff, who turned 102 Jan. 23, explains the secret to his longevity in two words: "Never retire."
Despite years of suffering due to war and terrorism, the people of Iraq continue to look to the future with hope, Pope Francis said.
Families need the care and attention of the church, but they also have so much to offer its pastoral programs and priests, said Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life.
On a practical level, retired Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said he wrote his new book, "Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living," because his publisher was actively "trying to get me to write in my old age."
The annual gathering of Catholic educators from around the country April 6-8 was in many ways a tribute to how they have done their jobs this past year amid COVID-19.
In the wake of a deadly fire in a Baghdad hospital treating COVID-19 patients and more migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis prayed for the victims of the disasters and their families.