Why Cardinals Have Ranks

Pope Francis made an unexpected change Tuesday in the structure of the College of Cardinals, adding some curial officials to the rank of “cardinal bishops,” ...

Jul 06, 2018

Pope Francis: Fear Sin, Not Death

Catholics have no reason to fear death, because Christ the Lord has power over death; instead, they should fear sin, which hardens and kills the soul, Pope Francis said ...

Jul 06, 2018

Pope Says Abortion of Sick, Disabled Children Reflects Nazi Mentality

In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of chi ...

Jun 22, 2018

Exploiting Women is a 'Sin Against God'- Pope Francis

In his daily homily Friday, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the ways in which women are often exploited and mistreated - whether it be through a revealing te ...

Jun 22, 2018

Australian Priests 'Willing to go to Jail' Rather Than Break Confessional Seal

As Australian states and territories pass and consider laws requiring priests to break the seal of confession to report cases of child sex abuse, Catholic priests are s ...

Jun 22, 2018

The Holy Father Appoints Auxiliary Bishop for Enugu

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May 25, 2018

Bishops Call for 'Common-Sense Gun Measures' After Florida School Shooting

In the aftermath of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stone man Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 people, two US bishops have issued a joint statement calling for “common-sen ...

Mar 09, 2018

Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church Added to Liturgical Calendar

On Saturday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' decision that the Church celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as “Mother of the Church” every year on the Monday after Pentecos ...

Mar 09, 2018

Ecuador Shelter Serves Patients and Orphaned Children with HIV

The San Luis Gonzaga shelter in Guayaquil, Ecuador, provides free lodging and care for people with HIV, including children who lost their parents due to the illness.An outreach of the Archdio ...

Mar 09, 2018

What's the Point of Fasting, Anyway?

God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life. But for many Catholics today, it's ...

Mar 02, 2018



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