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Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas (File Photo/CNA).

Why the bishop of Dallas sheltered a family on Ebola watch

When a Texas family feared to have contracted the Ebola virus was recently placed under quarantine, they found refuge from... Read more

Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski.

Papal blessing proceeds will soon go to poor – not shopkeepers

Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his first Sunday Angelus on March 17, 2013.

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Lesotho

Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine... Read more

 Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Knights of Columbus set record for global charitable giving

The Knights of Columbus continued to set records for charitable giving and volunteer hours, making this the 14th consecutive year... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.

Knights of Columbus report record donations in 2013

Catholic fraternal organization the Knights of Columbus set new records in donations and volunteer hours in 2013, continuing its long-standing... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014.

Even an insult is killing your brother, Pope Francis says

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on true brotherly love, explaining that if we really want to love one... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah.

Catholic foundation leaders meet in Chicago

Leaders of Catholic community foundations and related special purpose foundations met for the first time at a national convocation in... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful in St. Peter's Square for Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Pope encourages Rome's lay faithful to serve poor

In a message to participants at a conference on the mission of the laity in Rome, Pope Francis urged the... Read more

Pope Francis visits the community of Varginha July 25, 2013

Pope: we will be judged by our behavior towards others

Pope Francis dedicated his daily homily to the virtue of charity, stressing that we shouldn't be “ashamed” to touch those... Read more

Students at St. Peter's School in Washington, D.C. make breakfast bags for the homeless.

Student-led project gives breakfast to 1,500 at homeless shelters

Students at St. Peter’s School in Washington, D.C., led a recent project to assemble 1,500 bagged breakfasts for those seeking... Read more

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Portsmouth, Iowa.

Late Iowa farmer hid generosity throughout life, priest says

Edwin “Bud” Skalla, who died last November, was a bachelor farmer whose magnanimity was made known only after he passed... Read more

Pope Francis' 2013 Harley Davidson 1 585 cm3 Dyna Super Glide Custom on display at Le Grand Palais in Paris Feb. 5.

Pope's Harley, leather jacket auctioned for over $350,000

On Feb. 6, Pope Francis’ autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle and leather jacket were auctioned in France, bringing in more than... Read more

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner.

Papal almoner celebrates funeral for homeless man

Vatican officials held a funeral Mass on Jan. 10 for Alexander Pawlewski, a beggar who was often seen on the... Read more

Vatican launches global campaign to fight 'scandal' of hunger

Caritas International has initiated their first global campaign to eradicate hunger, promoting the basic human right to food, and encouraging... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

Protecting religious liberty serves the poor, archbishop says

Religious freedom is an important component in aiding those in need, and imposing upon religious liberty harms groups that work... Read more

Thanksgiving.

DC Catholics help bring Thanksgiving dinner to the hungry

Catholics in the nation’s capital are opening their hearts – and kitchens – to the poor, hungry and homeless in... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a man suffering from boils in Saint Peter's Square at the end of his Wednesday general audience, Nov. 6 2013.

Pope Francis embraces man with tumorous disease

At the end of the Nov. 6 general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis drew attention by warmly embracing... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims during his General Audience on Sept. 25, 2013

Charity is the 'greatest richness' of Church, says Pope

During his general audience today, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of participating in the Church’s spiritual goods in order... Read more

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner.

Franciscan reform seen in Papal Charities office appointment

Pope Francis' Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out... Read more

Nuns and Coerr volunteers assisting flood relief in Thailand.

Thai Catholic charity offers aid as flooding affect millions

With heavy rains causing season-long flooding in Thailand, the bishops' emergency relief office in the country has increased its assistance... Read more