The Latest


Spanish bishop calls for active charity on feast of Assumption

Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Pope donates 100,000 euros to poor dioceses in Argentina

Pope Francis has sent a message to Catholics in Argentina encouraging them to “unceasingly” reach out to help those in... Read more

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio gives the homily during the opening Mass of the KC Supreme Convention Aug. 6, 2013.

Archbishop lauds work of Knights, urges immigration reform

At the Knights of Columbus' annual meeting, Texas Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller praised the group for its worldwide charitable work and... Read more

Courtesy of Heather Quinlan.

Call to be less 'selfish' prompts woman to serve in Rwanda

Thirty-year-old Heather Quinlan will soon be leaving her home in California to spend a year in Rwanda serving as a... Read more

World Youth Day pilgrims fill Copacabana Beach for the July 27 prayer vigil.

Volunteers ask WYD pilgrims to give sleeping bags to Rio homeless

A group of World Youth Day volunteers hope the event's innumerable pilgrims will donate their sleeping bags to the homeless... Read more

Dawn Eden (fourth from left) with Project Dawn Court staff and associates.

Women with prostitution charges find compassion, new start

A Philadelphia treatment court has been praised for offering hope and healing to women seeking to change their lives after... Read more

US axes AIDS relief funding to Church in South Africa

The United States has stopped funding AIDS relief programs in South Africa organized by the Catholic Church, handing the money... Read more

Buddhist Students at human dignity workshop in Sriracha, Thailand.

Interfaith workshop shows charity as 'hallmark' of Christian life

A group of 230 Buddhist students from schools throughout the diocese of Chantaburi, Thailand, learned about the importance of charity... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience, May 22, 2013.

Pope Francis invites homeless to dine at Vatican

On July 1 Pope Francis invited a group of 200 homeless individuals to dinner at the Vatican, where they were served in... Read more

Msgr. John Kozar.

Muslims 'people of good will,' head of Catholic aid group says

The head of a papal agency that gives assistance to Christians in the Near East says local Muslims are largely... Read more

Notice of Violation from the city of Miami to the Missionaries of Charity in Miami.

Despite threat, lawyer thinks Miami nuns can continue outreach

After the City of Miami issued a violation to the Missionaries of Charity for “operating a business without a license,”... Read more

Catholic University students use spring break to serve

Almost 100 students and staff at the Catholic University of America are giving up their spring break to take part... Read more

(L to R) Msgr. Segundo Tejado Mun?oz, Msgr. Giampetro Dal Toso, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Fr. Federico Lombardi, Michael Thio and his translator on Feb. 2, 2013.

Pope's Lent message: charity is extension of God's love

Pope Benedict XVI's message for Lent is that when people are open to God’s love, then they can “love with... Read more

The debate was hosted by the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought on Jan. 28, 2012.

Catholic thinkers debate government's role in helping poor

In a recent debate, two Catholic commentators disagreed over how large a role government should play in exercising society's responsibility... Read more

Paul Ryan delivers his first major policy address on upward mobility and the economy at Cleveland State University.

Paul Ryan defends poverty aid reform, vision of charity in society

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Oct. 24 that he believes reforming poverty aid programs and allowing religious and... Read more

Cardinal Francis Arinze speaks with CNA on Sept. 18, 2012 at the Bonfils Hall in Denver, Colo.

Cardinal Arinze says evangelization needs acts of charity

Cardinal Francis Arinze said Sept. 18 that evangelization is at the center of the Church’s mission and that acts of... Read more

Mary's Meals comes to Cite Soleil, Haiti. Photo by Angela Catlin.

Ban lifted on schoolgirl's Catholic fundraising effort

A Scottish schoolgirl who raised money for a Catholic charity by posting photos of her school lunches online has beat... Read more