Tens of thousands pay last respects to Pope Benedict in St. Peter’s Basilica

Tens of thousands of people streamed through St. Peter’s Basilica to pay their last respects to the late Pope Benedict XVI.

Wage peace each day in life to overcome monster of war, pope says

Even though war seems to be an "invincible monster," everyone is called to be a peacemaker, Pope Francis told a group of people severely wounded in the line of duty.

Pope calls on young people to fight trafficking by promoting dignity

Young people must be "missionaries of human dignity" to fight human trafficking and all forms of exploitation, Pope Francis said.

Bishop Olmsted Appeals on Behalf of the Suffering People of Lebanon

Life is never easy in Lebanon. In addition to COVID-19, the city of Beirut has suffered an explosion that has changed the lives of thousands.

News organizations project Biden win; second Catholic elected U.S. president

Horns blared near the White House just before noon Nov. 7 as major U.S. news organizations projected Democrat Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States, making him the second Catholic in the country's history to be elected to the nation's highest office.

Pope announces yearlong reflection on family, ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Pope Francis announced that the Catholic Church will dedicate more than a year to focusing on the family and conjugal love.

Cardinal Czerny outlines role of ‘Fratelli Tutti’ in consecrated life

Even though Pope Francis' encyclical "Fratelli Tutti" is not aimed specifically at vowed religious, those in religious life can link its themes to the Second Vatican Council, a leading Vatican official told the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.

March is small, but group’s ‘message of solidarity’ with unborn strong as ever

It was the coldest national March for Life in some years, it was the smallest, and it also may be remembered as the bravest.

Pope to diplomats: Pandemic can spark needed change toward better world

The COVID-19 pandemic can either be a catalyst for change for the better or it will weaken a world already burdened by global crises, Pope Francis said.

Advocates say Central American migrants choose hope over hunger, violence

Father Noel Ortíz helped parishioners in northern Honduras with food and housing -- and turned his parish into an impromptu shelter for their pets -- after twin hurricanes struck Central America twice in just two weeks in November.