‘We are all brothers,’ Franciscan in Jericho says of iftar gifts

As his Muslim neighbors and fellow Jericho residents make their way home for the iftar, which breaks the daily fast throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Franciscan Father Mario Hadchiti hands out small bags of dates and water to passersby in front of the Franciscan Good Shepherd Church.

Pope to institute formal ‘ministry of catechist’

While millions of laypeople around the world are recognized as catechists in their parish or diocese, Pope Francis is preparing to formally institute the "ministry of catechist."

Pope names Jesuit educator bishop of Hong Kong

Pope Francis has named Jesuit Father Stephen Chow Sau-yan, a native of Hong Kong and provincial of the Jesuits' Chinese province, to be the new bishop of Hong Kong.

English bishop warns assisted suicide could become law with new bill

England and Wales face "the very real threat" of assisted suicide becoming law, the bishops warned Catholics on the eve of the introduction of new bill to legalize the practice.

Mysteries, dragons, saints fill summer reading for Catholic youth

The following books are suitable for summer reading.

Museum of Family Prayer opens 2021 contest to create best Mary Garden

The Museum of Family Prayer in North Easton is now accepting entries for its second annual Mary Garden Contest.

Priest sees lack of health, wholeness as cause of strife in nation, church

Division in the nation and in the church is not about hate or immorality, but about a lack of health and wholeness, said a priest who has ministered among Los Angeles gang members for over 30 years.

Deaf priest works to help others understand deafness as a culture

Father Min Seo Park, one of fewer than two dozen deaf priests worldwide, thinks deafness is hardly a disability and is working to help others realize that as well.

Healthy roots: Elderly provide secure foundation for future generations

Highlighting the importance and gifts of older people has been a constant refrain throughout Pope Francis' ministry.

Jesus is life-giving bread, not just ‘side dish,’ pope says

Jesus wants to nourish the souls of those who are spiritually famished from the loneliness and anguish that come from life's difficulties, Pope Francis said.