Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

Opening the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis said, "The holy people of God are watching and are awaiting from us not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures" to stop abuse.

Tolton sainthood cause advances; next step would be ‘venerable’ decree

CHICAGO (CNS) — The canonization cause for Fr. Augustus Tolton is just one step away from going to Pope Francis for the priest to be declared “venerable.”

Conference challenges men to be ‘New Knights’ in spiritual warfare

Men’s strength comes from moral integrity, exhorted speakers at the Diocese of Phoenix’s 12th annual Catholic Men’s Conference at Xavier College Preparatory Feb. 2.

Dolan: Church loves, welcomes pregnant women, is ‘honored’ to serve them

In a robust demonstration that actions speak louder than words, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Feb. 18 introduced representatives of six church-related organizations that help pregnant women in need.

Hundreds of ill, caregivers receive prayers at diocese’s World Day of the Sick Mass

Scores of individuals, some in wheelchairs, using walkers or assisted by the Order of Malta’s Knights and Dames, made their way forward to receive...

Vatican summit: Silence, denial are unacceptable, archbishop says By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When presented with an accusation that a priest has sexually abused a child, “whether it’s criminal or malicious...

What went wrong in priestly formation?

For centuries, the Church has been referred to as the “Barque of St. Peter” passing over the waters toward her heavenly destiny. It was in Peter’s boat that Jesus sat as He taught the crowds (Cf. Lk 5).

McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of...

Welcome Christ present in migrants and refugees, pope urges

Pope Francis celebrated a conference Mass for representatives of parishes, religious orders and Catholic-run agencies assisting migrants and refugees, as well as individual families who host newcomers.

Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, pope says

"For life to truly be a prayer that is pleasing to God, a change of heart is in fact necessary," the pope said Feb. 14.