Faith and generosity sustain flood victims in Omaha Archdiocese

The flooding affected more than two-thirds of Nebraska's counties, including many within the archdiocese, destroying or damaging homes, businesses, roads and bridges, crippling water and sewage systems and killing livestock.

Laugh4Hope comedy benefit supports ‘life’ outreach

Super funny and squeaky clean, the Laugh4Hope comedy night fundraiser returns for a third year, but in a new venue.

Papal commission for protection of minors meets in Rome

The commission is looking to create "an audit instrument," which would include an analysis of different models for monitoring the implementation of safeguarding guidelines to better help local churches

Pope to priests: Best place to be is among the people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just as Jesus always sought to be with the people to serve, teach and heal them, so, too, must priests always be in the midst of God’s people, “pouring ourselves out” for them, Pope Francis said.

Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops...

In Jesus’ heart, the sinner is more important than the sin, pope says

The heart of the sacrament of reconciliation, Pope Francis said, is "not the sins we declare, but the divine love we receive, of which we are ever in need."

Parents hope faithful see education as investment to make ‘Together’

Arizona’s students spend 180 days in the classroom. For private school parents, financing their ticket in, so to speak, can feel like a 365-day affair.

Freedom, mercy are lasting legacy of martyred bishops, pope says

BLAJ, Romania (CNS) — The memory and witness of Romania’s martyred bishops are a reminder that Christians are called to stand firm against ideologies that seek to stifle and suppress their cultural and religious traditions, Pope Francis said.

Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

The decree for Fr. Tolton's cause recognizes that he lived a life of heroic virtue.

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

New papal norms on preventing clergy sexual abuse are "a blessing that will empower the church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold in the church," said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.