Cleveland priest sent to prison for life for sexually exploiting children

A Cleveland diocesan priest was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted on federal charges involving child pornography and the sexual exploitation of children.

A year after attack on U.S. Capitol and its officers, brokenness lingers

From beginning to end, the attack lasted less than five hours, and that's all it took to break open the rifts of the nation along with the broken windows and doors of the U.S. Capitol.

Arguments for ‘choice’ don’t change fact abortion ‘is wrong,’ says prelate

Every year thousands of Catholics and other abortion opponents march in Washington in the frigid month of January marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal nationwide.

Advocates warn human trafficking is bigger issue than concerns during game

For the first time in 30 years, the NFL's Super Bowl has arrived in Los Angeles -- and with it, a fair share of the global media hype for which the annual sporting event is known.

Charity & Development Appeal helps agency provide a hot meal and more to those...

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” These words from St. Matthew’s Gospel (Matt 25:35-36) define the mission of Paz de Cristo.

New bikes brighten the day for St. Matthew’s students

As St. Matthew’s students prayed in Mass, a surprise was waiting for them! On Wednesday, March 23, principal Christine Tax announced after Mass that all the children (grades kindergarten to 8th grade) from St. Matthew’s Catholic School received free bikes thanks to Bob’s Free Bikes as well as ABC 15’s bike drives. Overall 130 bikes were donated to the school.

Vatican official visits Mexico to mark 30 years of diplomatic ties

Speaking in a conference with Mexico's foreign relations secretary, the Vatican secretary of state lauded church-state relations in Mexico as exemplary -- an acknowledgment of the church's improved standing in a country where priests were previously persecuted and Catholic rebels took up arms against an anti-clerical government.

Helping the vulnerable means caring for the whole person, pope says

To truly be a "field hospital," the Catholic Church and its projects must be "concerned more with those who suffer than with defending its own interests," Pope Francis said.

VIDEO: The Rosary, weapon for peace

In this new message, Bishop Olmsted tells us that when we pray the Rosary and spend time in the presence of Jesus and Mary, we grow in freedom from selfishness and become freer for the worship of God and love of our neighbor. While struggling against constant attacks by the Evil One, we look with hope to the Redemptive suffering and death of Jesus, and find ready assistance in the intercession of His Beloved Mother.

Bishops say Advent during pandemic can be a time to draw closer to Jesus

The global pandemic and new limits on daily activities present a special time for a renewal of faith and the opportunity to deepen appreciation for Jesus in daily life, bishops across the country said in messages for the Advent season.