Pope: Failure to remember Holocaust will lead world down same path

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.

Vietnam closes schools, ceremonies for Tet after COVID-19 variant spreads

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.

Catholic Charities’ adoption program gives children, couples shot at loving families

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.

Mars missions can inspire next generation scientists, papal astronomer says

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.

Retire? At age 102, California deacon says he’s not ready

Deacon Albert Graff, who turned 102 Jan. 23, explains the secret to his longevity in two words: "Never retire."

Iraq visit was ‘sign of hope’ for suffering people, pope says

Despite years of suffering due to war and terrorism, the people of Iraq continue to look to the future with hope, Pope Francis said.

Year dedicated to families aims to strengthen joy, hope, cardinal says

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.

Archbishop’s book tackles things ‘Christians should be willing to die for’

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."

NCEA convention highlights Catholic educators in challenging pandemic year

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.

Pope calls for prayers after hospital disaster in Baghdad, migrant deaths

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.