Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major, walks past an image of St. John Henry Newman during...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saints are people who recognized their need for God’s help, who took risks to discover God’s will and to help others and who nurtured a habit of thanksgiving, Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican hung banners of the Catholic Church’s newly canonized saints four days before the Mass that would officially recognize that they are in heaven with God.
His legacy also includes contributions to Catholic education locally and nationally.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s mission in the world is to spread the fire of God’s love and must not be limited to the “‘ordinary maintenance’ of those who already know the Gospel,” Pope Francis said.
It was a feat of logistics plus grace that resulted in about almost 500 couples from 60-some parishes experiencing a day of inspiration and community meant to bolster their marriages.
VATICAN (CNS) — A long, snail-paced line of well-wishers waited to greet Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, Congo, after the ceremony in which Pope Francis placed a red hat on his head.
"Those of you engaged in the administration of justice can and must never completely remove those divine qualities from your service and your calling," he said.
The court will hear a challenge to a Louisiana law and will announce Oct. 7 whether it will take up an Indiana case.
The church's teaching on the value and inviolability of every human life remains an indispensable source of truth for all people," Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann said.