Three South American elections could help define church-state relations

April 6, 2021

LIMA, Peru (CNS) — A trio of elections along South America’s Pacific Coast on April 11 could define how countries are governed, including church-state relationships,… Read More

Tampa Bay Rays player credits success to his parents, Catholic education

April 5, 2021

PORTAGE, Ind. (CNS) — Mike Brosseau wishes to be known for his workmanlike dedication to his craft and even-keeled personality. A member of Major League… Read More

Pope asks Filipinos to celebrate the gift of faith and pass it on

April 5, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As bishops across the Philippines opened “holy doors” at their cathedrals, Pope Francis sent a video message encouraging Filipino Catholics to… Read More

Are increased vaccinations a genuine sign of hope this Easter?

April 5, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — It’s been said before, in different ways, in different contexts: “the beginning of the end,” “light at the end of the tunnel,”… Read More

Journey into hope: Let him roll back our stones this Easter

April 4, 2021

In his Holy Saturday homily for Easter 2020, Pope Francis called the church to hope: “So, let us not give in to resignation; let us… Read More

Christ’s victory over death proclaims a second chance for all, pope says

April 4, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Easter liturgies — with the fire, sharing of light from the paschal candle, the renewal of baptismal promises and the… Read More

Recipe for Triduum: Strawberry lemon shortcakes

April 3, 2021

In Catholicism, we have a long tradition of Christianizing desserts. Catholics have always bridged together faith and food. For example, a king cake is shaped… Read More

Pope leads Via Crucis with young people in torch-lit St. Peter’s Square

April 2, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the second year in a row, Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross from St. Peter’s Square rather than… Read More

Cardinal, at pope’s Good Friday service, decries divisions within church

April 2, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Pope Francis presided over the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, the preacher of the papal household called on bishops and… Read More

Son of Man, son of Krypton: DC trilogy takes cues from Christ’s passion

April 2, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Many Catholics rely on passion plays or films to aid in their reflection on Christ’s passion and death. One of the… Read More