Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack

https://youtu.be/loh57jiBPHY VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on Christians to unite in prayer for the victims of...

Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, ‘resting comfortably’ after suffering mild stroke

HOUSTON (CNS) — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was taken to the hospital late March 15 after experiencing symptoms of what tests March 16 confirmed was a mild stroke, according to an archdiocesan statement.

Cardinal Pell’s victim questions six-year jail sentence, fears appeal

Judge Peter Kidd, who imposed the sentence March 13, said was it shorter than usual due to Cardinal Pell's age, 77, and ill health.

For Lent, Irish Catholics urged to abandon ‘weapons of mass distraction’

Lent in Ireland https://twitter.com/DublinDiocese/status/1103615116220788743 This Lent — Our Baptism Lent in parishes Ash Wednesday homily Meanwhile... a similar challenge in Pakistan DUBLIN (CNS) — Alcohol, smoking and chocolates...

French diocese concludes inquiry of priest’s martyrdom

Pope Francis celebrates a memorial Mass in 2016 for Fr. Jacques Hamel in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at...

Pope meets top leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis welcomed top officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church, to the Vatican the day before the officials inaugurated their first temple in the city of Rome.

These 17th century monks did a beer-only fast for Lent

WASHINGTON (CNA) — With the Lenten season fully in swing, Catholics are immersing themselves in 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol and other luxuries.

Venezuela detains, deports U.S. journalist, CNS contributor, after military raid

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Catholic News Service contributor in Caracas, Venezuela, was taken by military counterintelligence officials after his home...

Lent begins with reminder of all that fades away, pope says

ROME (CNS) — Marked with ashes, Christians set off on a Lenten journey where they strive to leave behind everything that will turn to dust and instead focus on drawing closer to God and God’s promise of eternal life, Pope Francis said.

A matter of taste: One writer’s deep dive into fast-food fish sandwiches

Man does not live on bread alone. But on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent, he'd better not add meat to the menu.