Hawaii Mass is send-off for remains of war-hero priest to return to Kansas

Hawaii bid aloha to Father Emil J. Kapaun, a U.S. Army Korean War chaplain and candidate for sainthood Sept. 23.

‘Nest mentality’ in church leads to judgment, exclusion, pope says

Christians must be on guard and avoid the temptation of thinking themselves better than others, an attitude that risks turning the church into a place of "separation and not communion," Pope Francis said.

Migrants, advocates gather at border, call on Biden to ‘save our asylum’

More than 200 supporters gathered on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border near Nogales, Arizona, Sept. 25, the eve of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, to accompany 25 families seeking asylum in the United States.

Be prophets of ‘hope-filled future,’ pope tells young people

The world needs prophets and true witnesses of hope in a time of uncertainty and trial, Pope Francis told Catholic young people.

Defend life, promote access to health care for all, pope says

The fear, sickness, death, mourning and economic impacts of COVID-19 should make people who are relatively well off and have access to health care think about "what it means to be vulnerable and live in precariousness on a daily basis," Pope Francis told members of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Court’s new term to look at abortion, death penalty, religious liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court's new term, starting Oct. 4, returns to its standard routine: hearing arguments in person and taking on hot-button issues.

Bishops urge Mexico to return to policy of ‘open arms’

The Mexican bishops' migrant ministry has called on the federal government to return to a policy of "open arms" as the country experiences heavy waves of migration -- most visibly with Haitians, who recently traveled the length of Mexico to the U.S. border in large numbers.

At bicentennial, pope urges Mexicans to focus on present, future

Pope Francis called on Mexicans to focus on the present and look to the future rather than dwelling on the past as the country celebrates the bicentennial of its independence.

Journalist-turned-priest produces film promoting sacrament of confession

A Catholic priest and former broadcast media journalist has produced a film about the sacrament of penance as way to raise awareness about the oft-neglected practice of confession.

St. Joseph, protector of Holy Family, is model for 2021 Respect Life Month

As part of the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis, the U.S. Catholic Church's annual Respect Life Month celebration in October "highlights the example of that great saint" as protector of life, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee.