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The saints were flesh-and-blood people whose lives included real struggles and joys, and whose holiness reminds all the baptized that they, too, are called to be saints, Pope Francis said. more
The early November feasts of All Saints and All Souls are reminders that God’s Church exists both on earth and in heaven and that all the faithful, living and dead, can and should pray for each other, a top Vatican official wrote. more
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has concluded an apostolic visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. more
Roisin Carty offered a different way to look at Thomas Merton as she delivered the 2019 Thomas Merton Lecture at Corpus Christi Church in Manhattan Oct. 21. The dialect coach played a 40-second … more
Christians can become stagnant if they do not have the crashing waves of hope moving in their lives, Pope Francis said. more
Most of the proposals of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, including the idea of ordaining some married men, are deliberately specific suggestions that would apply only to the Amazon region, said Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego. more
Citing the negative misinterpretations that the word “secret” implies, Pope Francis has changed the name of the Vatican Secret Archives to the Vatican Apostolic Archives. more
Poor people from the Amazon have shown that God’s creation must be treated “not as a resource to be exploited but as a home to be preserved, with trust in God,” Pope Francis said. more
To proclaim the Gospel message of hope, the Catholic Church in the Amazon must open new paths of evangelization in the region, including by instituting new ministries for lay men and women, the Synod of Bishops said. more
Like most parish priests, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, gives marriage preparation talks and provides pastoral care that often involves listening to people or praying with them. more
At 17, Matthew Blake was living the dream of most young baseball players. more
It’s not every day that a documentary film director gets a congratulatory phone call from legendary filmmaker Ken Burns. more
A U.S. archbishop has called on the international community to renew a commitment to peace in the wake of Turkey’s incursion into Syria. more
Pope Francis appointed Frances H. Arnold, a Nobel-winning chemical engineer from the United States, to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. more
El papa Francisco ha nombrado a dos de los sacerdotes más respetados de la arquidiócesis, el obispo electo Edmund Whalen, vicario del clero, y el obispo electo Gerardo J. Colacicco, párroco de San … more
"This is the moment for an act of remembrance—remembrance of the core principles we used to know and live by, and that we now seem to have forgotten.” So said the former U.S. secretary of … more
When Sister Emily Wureh, S.H.F., was a young girl growing up in Liberia she remembers a missionary sister who had a life-altering impact on her. Sister Leonora Tucker, S.S.N.D., of the School Sisters … more
En una noche de felicidad matrimonial este mes, 21 parejas se unieron en sagrado matrimonio ofrecido en una misa de bodas en español, la cual fue celebrada por tres sacerdotes con la … more
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