At his celebration of Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 23, Pope Francis will formally install new catechists and lectors -- ministries open to women.
Before baptizing 16 babies in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis reminded parents and godparents of their responsibility to care for and preserve the Christian identity the infants were about to receive.
The COVID-19 pandemic calls for an urgent reality check against baseless information and for increased efforts so everyone has access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools, Pope Francis told diplomats from around the world.
During two sets of oral arguments Jan. 7, the majority of Supreme Court justices questioned the Biden administration's requirement that large businesses need their employees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or be tested while they were less dubious about the requirement that most health care workers be vaccinated.
As Ethiopia celebrated Christmas Jan. 7, Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa called for humility, patience and gentleness, while urging the people to remember those suffering from war.
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.
The 49th annual national March for Life -- with a rally on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court Jan. 21 -- will go on as scheduled this year amid a surge in the omicron variant in the nation's capital.
A lifelong Catholic who attended parochial schools in St. Paul, Minnesota, former professional football player Matt Birk had always considered himself pro-life, especially after cradling his first newborn baby.
Living out and proclaiming the Gospel are inseparable aspects at the heart of an authentically Christian life and witness, Pope Francis said in his message for World Mission Sunday.
As many Catholics try to understand what Pope Francis might mean by a "synodal church," he highlighted some of the essential characteristics -- especially humility and trust -- in homilies and speeches over Christmas and early in the new year.