English bishop sees decreasing number of Christians as opportunity

An English bishop said Catholics must work harder to evangelize the U.K. after the latest official census showed that Christians were a minority for the first time since records began.

‘Dream big,’ take small steps for peace each day, pope tells students

Pope Francis told Italian students to "dream big" like St. John XXIII and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. about the world of peace and justice they would like to see.

Cardinals Ladaria, Ouellet outline concerns about German Synodal Path

Top Vatican officials expressed concern that, with the Synodal Path, the German bishops were giving up their role as shepherds and allowing participants to adopt positions contrary to the faith of the universal church, particularly regarding sexuality and women's ordination.

Cardinal Becciu secretly recorded call with pope, Vatican prosecutor says

After learning that Cardinal Angelo Becciu and a relative of his secretly recorded a phone call with Pope Francis, the Vatican's chief prosecutor said his office is considering a new charge -- one of criminal conspiracy -- against the cardinal, who has been on trial since July 2021 for financial malfeasance.

Advent watching includes noticing God at work in daily life, pope says

Being so distracted that one does not notice God's presence in daily life is a warning sign that one is not being vigilant enough, Pope Francis cautioned.

With America magazine pope talks about church division, women, abortion

In a wide-ranging interview with top staff of America magazine, Pope Francis decried increased polarization within the Catholic Church, affirmed the need to involve more women in church administration but ruled out women priests and emphasized the importance of the ministry of individual bishops over the role of a bishops' conference.

Pope: Spiritual consolation is deep joy that motivates one to ‘do good’

The spiritual practice of discernment, of seeing where God is at work in one's life and what God is calling one to do, includes examining what brings a sense of consolation and spurs one to do good, Pope Francis said.

NEWS BRIEF: Florence Project Announces Generous Gift from Victory Noll Sisters

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (Florence Project) is proud to announce a generous gift from the Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, commonly known as the Victory Noll Sisters, to strengthen the Florence Project’s Integrated Social Services Program and Border Action Team.

NEWS BRIEF: ReADVENTion (A giving Advent)

1     Give a compliment to a stranger. 2     Send a loving letter to a family member. 3     Help cook something lovely for a friend. 4    Donate to...