Children model saint superheroes, discern own call at vocations fair

“They should know the Lord has a particular plan for their life," Sr. Anthony Mary said. Then they will commit to "serve the Church and the community in a way that manifests the love of Christ."

Love is in the air: Pope Francis marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile (CNS) — Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile.

Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

A Latin America expert for Catholic Relief Services, the head of the bishops' migration committee and the president of a Catholic college in Michigan were among those urging the government toward humanitarian responses to a surge of children and families crossing the U.S. border from Central America.

Church mourns loss of stewardship director: D’Aunoy remembered for her Southern charm, smile

Missie D’Aunoy, who captured the hearts of all she met with her warm, Southern spirit and compassionate heart, died March 3. She was 56.

Bishops, Vatican confirm Pope Francis will visit Mexico in 2016

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The Mexican bishops’ conference and the Vatican have confirmed Pope Francis will visit Mexico in 2016, marking his first trip to this heavily Catholic country in throes of unrest over unresolved issues such as violence, crime and corruption.

Lent: Why we fast and offer acts of penance

The 40 days that stretch between Ash Wednesday and the onset of the Easter Triduum on Holy Thursday are set aside each year as a way for the faithful to draw closer to God through prayer, fasting, almsgiving and acts of penance.

Parishes gear up for new catechetical school year

Serving as a catechist is not just a job you do, it’s an expression of private and public faith. They, alongside parents, serve as models for thousands of children in faith formation programs.

Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN, dies after long illness

Feisty and outspoken, she was a major controversial figure in the U.S. church in the closing decades of the 20th century with a ready calling card at the Vatican.

Vatican inaugurates new homeless shelter for men

Housed in a Jesuit-owned building, the "Gift of Mercy" shelter was created by and is run with funds from the papal almoner, who has taken a variety of initiatives to assist the homeless people in the area surrounding the Vatican.

10 years ago: Bishop Olmsted reflected upon past, challenges ahead

Today is is the 10th anniversary of Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted's appointment to the Diocese of Phoenix from the Diocese of Wichita, Kan. The...