USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case

A Sept. 9 letter from USCCB officials stressed that a compromise could effectively be reached.

Author finds One World Trade Center a witness to nation’s spirit

"It's a secular site encoded with multiple symbols of faith, hope and love," she wrote in a new detailed, illustrated exploration of the political, structural and aesthetic forces that clashed, combined and coalesced before the building opened in October 2014.

Phoenix communications manager, author named to USCCB public affairs post

Judy Keane has spent about 20 years managing communications for high-profile organizations. She can now add the U.S. Church to her resume.

St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be ‘Mother’ Teresa, pope says

With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the "Saint of the Gutters" suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.

Pope proposes care for creation as a new work of mercy

Such concrete actions will benefit human life and the environment, Pope Francis said.

Poverty solutions almost absent as a presidential campaign issue

Poverty affects 46.7 million Americans and while it's not on the lips of the candidates, it some of their proposals are directed toward improving economic opportunity for the working classes and perhaps helping poor people as well.

Pope meets with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Continuing his dialogue with leaders in the world of social media and technology, Pope Francis met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Indians gather to celebrate birthday of Blessed Teresa, soon-to-be-saint

All over the state, on what would have been Mother Teresa's 106th birthday, churches held special prayers for her and also to commemorate her journey to sainthood.

Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic

The pair of sisters were from different orders, but worked together at a nearby medical clinic.

Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims

Given the devastation in central Italy, Pope Francis abandoned his weekly general audience talk to lead the recitation of the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary.