An emeritus Texas bishop is highlighting an Advent message hidden in the O Antiphons — prayers that are said in an ancient tradition leading up to Christmas.
Pope Francis blessed a nativity scene on Saturday that was handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala.
“There is no inclusion if it only remains a slogan, a formula to be used in politically correct speeches,” Pope Francis said.
Today’s feast celebrates the life of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionaries and missions, who led an unlikely life of adventure and heroism.
As California’s three-year window to file child sex abuse lawsuits past the statute of limitations nears its conclusion, 66 Catholic clergy and religious have been named in 116 lawsuits in Alameda County.
The LaViolette Scholarship Foundation auctioned off a Swatch Once Again watch Nov. 30 that Francis had worn for much of his pontificate.
State and local government officials agreed that Vermont’s exclusion of religious private schools from the program is unconstitutional and unenforceable.
The beatification and canonization process for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, officially opens this Sunday.
Attacks by groups of Islamist militia variously called “herdsmen,” “bandits,” or “unknown gunmen” increasingly victimize farming towns in Nigeria.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako warned that if the government doesn’t change its policies it could spell the end of Christianity in Iraq.
Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino was murdered on March 16, 2002, by two hitmen on a motorcycle who were paid by FARC’s Joint Central Command of the West.
Thomas Sternberg, former president of the Central Committee of German Catholics, said the process wanted to achieve changes to Church teaching.
Pope Francis said Friday that the war between Russia and Ukraine is an example of the “globalization of problems” with the far-felt effects of the energy and food crises.
Two Catholic priests captured by Russian troops are “being tortured without mercy,” the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said Thursday.
Father Alberto Reyes, a priest in Cuba, recently shared a reflection on Facebook about human dignity as experienced in his homeland.
Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington, has been a licensed psychologist for 30 years.
Ruth Prats, 73, worked for Father Otis Young when he was pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in Covington, Louisiana.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has asked the state’s medical licensing board to discipline the doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim.