Pope on Christmas: Share hope, promote peace, give vaccine to all

December 25, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On a Christmas like no other, Pope Francis prayed for people who could not be with their families because of the… Read More

Pope at Christmas: Jesus’ birth brings hope in troubling times

December 24, 2020

The birth of Christ is a gift from God that brings people hope and courage in troubled times, Pope Francis said Christmas Eve. “Underlying all… Read More

Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders renew plea for peace in South Sudan

December 24, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Renewing their pledge to visit South Sudan, Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury urged the political leaders of… Read More

Pope encourages Lebanese to stand firm as a cedar to weather current storm

December 24, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the people of Lebanon end 2020 still dealing with the emotional and political fallout of the explosion that rocked Beirut’s… Read More

Church leaders stress need for Christmas hope after challenging year

December 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Christmas messages shared by U.S. Catholic leaders stressed the need to keep hope and faith alive this season particularly in the midst… Read More


December 23, 2020

NEW YORK (CNS) — As the director of such films as “Up” (2009) and 2015’s “Inside Out,” Pete Docter has taken cartoons to the heights… Read More

Christmas ‘hijacked’ by consumerist mentality, pope says

December 23, 2020

While Christmas has become a universal holiday, even for many nonbelievers, its celebration always should focus on the reality that God sent his son into… Read More

New Jersey parishes find creative new ways to engage Catholics this Christmas

December 23, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) — Tickets for Masses, virtual holiday concerts, video Christmas cards, and drive-by Nativity scenes: It’s beginning to look a lot like a… Read More

Belarus says it will allow archbishop to return for Christmas

December 23, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Banned from entering Belarus since late August, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, president of the country’s bishops’ conference, can return to… Read More

Maryland Catholic Conference urges Trump to stop a federal execution

December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Eight Catholic bishops serving Maryland dioceses urged President Donald Trump Dec. 22 to stop the planned federal execution of Dustin Higgs, a… Read More