Bishops must teach truth, but avoid partisan politics, U.S. archbishop says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The incoming chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities hopes his brother bishops will approve a statement on the Eucharist that helps Catholics understand… Read More

Pope calls for an end to forcing migrants back to unsafe countries

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis denounced the “inhuman violence” waged against migrants, refugees and other displaced peoples in Libya, and called for an end to sending people back to… Read More

Vatican at COP26: Hearts, habits must change fast to care for creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Even though Pope Francis will not attend the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in person, the Vatican delegation and the Catholic Church will be… Read More

‘What is love?’ Pope, other elders share stories for Netflix

ROME (CNS) — Pope Francis, Martin Scorsese, Jane Goodall and a group of less famous “over 70s” talk to young filmmakers about love in the first episode of a four-part… Read More

Spirituality, encounter at heart of World Mission Sunday, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the heart of the celebration of World Mission Sunday are the experiences of countless missionaries who share with others their own personal love story with… Read More

Freedom comes from serving others, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis had a special guest help him illustrate the meaning of Christian freedom: a young boy wandered onto the stage during the pope’s general audience… Read More

Call to prayer for the synod finds home online, in app

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, said in the process to create a more “synodal church,” one where every member contributes and all… Read More

Cries of Haitian people ‘cannot go unheeded,’ Vatican official says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world can no longer ignore the suffering of the people of Haiti, an island that has been exploited and pillaged by wealthier nations for centuries,… Read More

Catholic social teaching gives Gospel concrete form, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he knows “it often annoys people” when he promotes Catholic teaching on social issues like poverty, migration and ecology, but he is going… Read More

Catholic health care must always choose patients over profits, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A person’s wealth or lack thereof should not be the determining factor when it comes to receiving health care, Pope Francis said. Speaking to members of… Read More
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