Prayers said aloud lead the way to God, pope says at audience

Because prayer is a dialogue with God, people should not dismiss or be embarrassed by saying their prayers out loud or in a whisper, Pope Francis said.

Crucifixion’s ‘pathway of radical love’ is antidote to racism, says bishop

Christ's crucifixion "encapsulates the magnitude of evil in our world," San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy said in his homily during an April 15 Mass he celebrated for racial healing.

Indianapolis FedEx tragedy strikes couple preparing for 50th anniversary

As John and Mary Weisert looked forward to their 50th wedding anniversary later this year, they did so from the foundations of love and faith that still deeply marked their marriage.

Research with fetal tissue from elective abortion called ‘deeply offensive’

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee April 20 called on the Biden administration to fund research "that does not rely upon body parts taken from innocent children killed through abortion."

Fr. McNair appointed chaplain to African American Catholic community

As Fr. Andrew McNair was introduced as the Diocese of Phoenix’s new chaplain to the African American community, a sense of excitement rippled through St. Pius X Church.

Bishop Olmsted installs new rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral

Bishop Olmsted installed Fr. Camou as rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral this past Sunday. As part of the rite of installation, Fr. Camou renewed his oath of fidelity and led his new flock in the Profession of the Catholic faith. This bears witness to his desire to serve them as a loving father, wise teacher, and faithful shepherd.

Risks to life outweigh economic benefits of exploiting nature, cardinal says

The costs of harming nature are greater than any economic benefits drawn from such exploitation, said Cardinal Peter Turkson.

Papal charity sees increased violations of religious freedom globally

The religious persecution exercised by China and North Korea, restrictions on religious freedom in dozens of countries and the continuing threat of violence at the hands of religious fundamentalists belonging to a variety of faiths all have worsened since 2018, said Aid to the Church in Need, a papal foundation and Catholic charity.

Pope chooses theme for July 25 World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

To express the closeness of God and of the church to every older person, Pope Francis has chosen "I am with you always" from the Gospel of Matthew as the theme for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

USCCB migration chairman urges Biden to raise cap on refugee admissions

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee said April 19 he is disappointed that President Joe Biden announced he will not increase the 15,000 cap on the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States for the current fiscal year.