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With a mothers heart, Mary raises up the abandoned, pope says at Mass

With a mothers heart, Mary raises up the abandoned, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small [...]

Itinerant papal preacher: Capuchin will lead U.S. bishops retreat

Itinerant papal preacher: Capuchin will lead U.S. bishops retreat

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For more than 38 years, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa has preached [...]

Algerian martyrs bear witness to dialogue, peace, pope says

Algerian martyrs bear witness to dialogue, peace, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The lives of 19 religious men and women martyred during the [...]

In times of trouble, hold fast to God, Capuchin tells pope

In times of trouble, hold fast to God, Capuchin tells pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When storm clouds gather and the Catholic Church is tossed by [...]

Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days [...]

Christmas spirit in the air as Vatican unveils Nativity scene, tree

Christmas spirit in the air as Vatican unveils Nativity scene, tree

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The annual unveiling of the Vatican's Christmas tree and Nativity scene [...]

San Francisco Archdiocese celebrates newly written Mass of the Americas

San Francisco Archdiocese celebrates newly written Mass of the Americas

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- San Franciscans will celebrate the recently commissioned "Mass of the Americas" [...]

Ethicist: Gene-editing human embryos a train wreck of a thing to do

Ethicist: Gene-editing human embryos a train wreck of a thing to do

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The revelation in late November that a Chinese researcher had edited genes [...]

Update: Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life, legacy

Update: Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life, legacy

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When he was running for re-election in 1992, President George H.W. Bush [...]

At Advent, make peace, not war, pope says at morning Mass

At Advent, make peace, not war, pope says at morning Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Advent season is a time of preparation for the coming [...]