The poor, needy are your treasure, pope tells Sant’Egidio Community

VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Community of Sant'Egidio's founding, Pope Francis urged its members to continue to safeguard the poor, the elderly, the young and the excluded.

Sisters minister to intellectually disabled people, offer catechesis

In Syracuse, the sisters concentrate on offering support for older teens and adults with intellectual disabilities who, when they were of school age, were not able to receive certain sacraments.

Faith and fashion

We couldn't help but notice a few headlines crossing our way lately about the two — including fashion at the Vatican.

Vatican conference hopes to ‘hack’ into social issues

Migrant and refugee challenges are "a collection of very individual problems, particular problems of persons and of families," best solved by "understanding it from the viewpoint of the people who really need help," a key Jesuit priest said.

Sainthood cleared for Blessed Romero

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero.

Week of March 8-14 honors Catholic women religious

Livestreams, a service day and field trips to mother houses are some of the ways religious communities and children/young adults are celebrating.

Son’s meeting with birth mother who nearly aborted him made into film

As for his adoptive parents, "they're excited as well to see what happens with the film and to see how many people we can impact."

Explosive devices detonated in Mexican border churches

An explosive device, described by the diocese as homemade, was detonated during Mass March 4 and was the second at an area church within four days.

Pope adds feast of Mary, mother of the church to universal calendar

It will occur the Monday after Pentecost each year and joins in with churches across Poland, Argentina, St. Peter's Basilica and some religious orders who already set aside the feast.

Feast of St. Katharine Drexel, March 3

The daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia banker, Katharine received marriage proposals but wanted to become a contemplative nun.