Indian government reversal: Missionaries of Charity can get foreign funds

The Indian government has restored the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration of the Missionaries of Charity, clearing the decks for the globally renowned charity to receive and utilize foreign funds, reported

Pope confers ministries of lector, catechist on lay women and men

Highlighting the importance of the Bible in the life of faith and the role of lay women and men in sharing the Gospel, Pope Francis formally installed eight men and women in the ministry of lector and eight others in the ministry of catechist.

Group files suit to get information on Catholic agencies helping migrants

CatholicVote, an independent political advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration seeking information about how the government and church-affiliated groups, mainly in the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, have gone about "facilitating a record surge in illegal immigration."

Church needs women saints, pope tells conference

The Catholic Church needs women, especially women saints, who have shown throughout history an unwavering dedication to God and to caring for their brothers and sisters, Pope Francis said.

Meeting migrants, pope warns civilization risks being ‘shipwrecked’

Saying civilization itself risks foundering because of apathy and selfishness, Pope Francis insisted that migrants and refugees must be treated with care and kindness and recognized as brothers and sisters.

Arizona group creates third-class relics of Padre Kino

As the cause for canonization of Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino -- popularly referred to as "Padre Kino" and known as the "Padre on Horseback" -- continues to progress, a small group from Arizona visited the famed missionary's remains in Magdalena de Kino, Mexico, to create third-class relics for distribution.

Pope: Christian politics must be marked by love, respect

For politics to be "the highest form of charity," as Catholic social teaching promotes, it must be exercised with full respect and even love for those who disagree, Pope Francis said.

Could Julia Greeley be one of church’s first Black American saints?

A white marble tomb stands to the left of the altar in Denver's Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. It is the only tomb in the whole of the building.

Bishop leaving legacy as humble shepherd with rock-solid commitment to God

With Friday’s announcement that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, 75, and appointed Diocese of San Diego Auxiliary Bishop James P. Dolan to lead the Diocese of Phoenix, diocesan officials and laity began preparing for a new shepherd

Listening to God’s word comes first; activity comes next, pope says

The Gospel story of the sisters Mary and Martha, one sitting at Jesus' feet and the other making sure their guest was served, is a lesson to Christians that every good deed done for others should flow from listening to God's word, Pope Francis said.