Multifaceted approach needed to combat, end sex trafficking, says speaker

Joyce McCauley-Benner said when she was growing up, she had "no notions or dreams" that one day she would become an advocate for victims of sex trafficking.

Latin American bishops’ assembly to learn from Indigenous communal work

Latin America's Indigenous people will play a central role at a regional assembly the Catholic Church will hold at the end of November in Mexico.

Freedom comes from serving others, pope says at audience

Pope Francis had a special guest help him illustrate the meaning of Christian freedom: a young boy wandered onto the stage during the pope's general audience and made himself at home.

Myanmar military arrests seven Caritas workers

Myanmar's military has arrested seven workers from the Catholic Church's social arm who were on a mission to provide aid for internally displaced persons in conflict-stricken Kayah state.

We need to see the face of Christ in immigrants, says Phoenix bishop

One family fled cartel violence in their small town in Zacatecas, Mexico. Another fled Honduras after the coronavirus pandemic and tropical storms decimated their business and left them impoverished.

Panelists urge Catholics to discuss death penalty at parish level

During an online panel about the death penalty Oct. 19, panelists stressed how capital punishment goes against church teaching, and they also urged the nearly 500 participants to promote this discussion at their own parishes by tapping into available resources.

Baker spreads God’s love with others through gift of homemade goodies

Some of her creations are simple and delicious, like the tasty chocolate chip cookies she has been making since she was 13.

With numbers growing in U.S., more Hispanics involved in church, community

Catholic Church officials say they are not surprised by the 2020 U.S. census showing Hispanics accounted for 51.1% of the country's growth, rising to 18.7%, or about 62.1 million, of the U.S. population.

Spirituality, encounter at heart of World Mission Sunday, cardinal says

At the heart of the celebration of World Mission Sunday are the experiences of countless missionaries who share with others their own personal love story with Jesus, said Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

Pope says creating a better world means seeing, helping, converting

Catholics striving to bring greater justice and hope to the world need to see the suffering people around them, stop to help and be open to continual conversion, Pope Francis said.