Cardinal: Candidates for sainthood must be inspirational models of holiness

While all Christians are called to live a life of holiness, only some are recognized as having lived life in such a way that they are canonized as saints, said the prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints.

Be seekers of the truth, pope tells Italian pilgrims

Through the word of God and the sacraments, Christians can be "seekers of the truth" and nurture the bonds of love that unite their communities, Pope Francis said.

Senate delays vote on measure to codify same-sex marriage in federal law

The U.S. Senate Sept. 15 delayed a vote on a bill to codify same-sex marriage in federal law until after the midterm elections.

Census Bureau findings point to U.S. poverty reduction in 2021

The year 2021 was an outlier in many respects. Much of the year was characterized by halting steps to return to something resembling normality following the global health emergency declared in 2020 over the coronavirus pandemic.

Catholic leaders hope scholarships help Nigerian orphans get back on track

Sitting at his new desk with his classmates while enjoying learning at Mount St. Gabriel's Secondary School in Makurdi, Peter Ogwuche thanked the Catholic Church for bringing him by offering him an education scholarship.

Bishop leads Sept. 11 Mass of Thanksgiving for First Responders

The Phoenix Fire Department’s Mission Statement pledges the agency will “protect lives and property” through its various roles and that its members will “prevent harm and survive.”

Archbishop invites U.N. reps to begin dialogue on nuclear disarmament

Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, brought his summons to begin meaningful conversations to achieve full nuclear disarmament to the annual United Nations prayer service.

Study: Christianity may lose majority, plurality status in U.S. by 2070

If trends of the past 30 years continue for the next 50, Christianity will lose its majority status in the United States by 2070, according to a new demographic study by the Pew Research Center.

Arriving in Kazakhstan, pope makes case for peace

Arriving in Kazakhstan, a country that borders Russia, Pope Francis said he came as a "pilgrim of peace" at a time when "our world urgently needs peace; it needs to recover harmony."

Thank God for opportunity to go to school, pope tells Swiss students

Being able to go to school and study is a gift that not every young person in the world has and is something to thank God for, Pope Francis told a group of Swiss students.