Shrine prayer hotline spurred by pandemic is so successful, it’ll continue

April 22, 2021

EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — When the world shut down last year because of the pandemic, the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton decided it… Read More

Vocations answer God’s call to make great dreams come true, pope says

April 21, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Religious and priestly life must be filled with the simple joy of caring every day for what really matters — faithful… Read More

Pope calls for monthlong global prayer marathon for end of pandemic

April 21, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the… Read More

Catholic leaders see Chauvin verdict as a call for more action

April 21, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although Catholic leaders across the country called the April 20 jury verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial a moment of justice, they… Read More

Prayers said aloud lead the way to God, pope says at audience

April 21, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Because prayer is a dialogue with God, people should not dismiss or be embarrassed by saying their prayers out loud or… Read More

Former police officer found guilty on all three counts in death of Floyd

April 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — A jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts April 20 for the death of George Floyd,… Read More

Research with fetal tissue from elective abortion called ‘deeply offensive’

April 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee April 20 called on the Biden administration to fund research “that does not rely… Read More

Rome or home? Expats look for best way to survive the pandemic

April 20, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After a year without U.S. pilgrims, tourists and university students, some American expats in Rome have packed up and moved home. Read More

USCCB migration chairman urges Biden to raise cap on refugee admissions

April 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee said April 19 he is disappointed that President Joe Biden announced he will not… Read More

Pope chooses theme for July 25 World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

April 20, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To express the closeness of God and of the church to every older person, Pope Francis has chosen “I am with… Read More