Christians in Bethlehem on Christmas: Tell the world we have joy

December 28, 2021

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — The normal crowds of pilgrims and tourists may not have been able to come to Bethlehem for Christmas due to… Read More

Pope asks pontifical council to begin planning Holy Year 2025

December 28, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Preparations for the Holy Year 2025 have already begun, and Pope Francis has asked the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization… Read More

Even the Holy Family felt stress, pope tells families

December 26, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on families, but with extra patience and faith, bonds can grow stronger, Pope Francis wrote… Read More

Desmond Tutu, known for commitment to justice, peace, dies at age 90

December 26, 2021

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s compassion and sense of humor, as well as his commitment to justice and processes of… Read More

Pope prays Christmas will bring yearning for peace, dialogue

December 25, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before giving his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and to the world, Pope Francis drew attention to the many… Read More

Pope at Christmas: ‘God comes into the world in littleness’

December 24, 2021

The celebration of Christmas serves as a reminder that God did not reveal his greatness in a grand spectacle, but rather in the “littleness” of… Read More

This year Catholics have a dual Mass obligation the weekend of Dec. 25-26

December 23, 2021

MIAMI (CNS) — If you go to Christmas Mass on Saturday, do you still have to go to Sunday Mass the next day? Is Jan. Read More

In flyover, Kentucky bishop blesses his people impacted by tornadoes

December 23, 2021

OWENSBORO, Ky. (CNS) — Owensboro Bishop William F. Medley wanted to bless his people who had been in the path of the tornadoes that struck… Read More

At Christmas, African bishops have concerns about risks to peace, stability

December 23, 2021

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — In Christmas and New Year’s messages, Catholic bishops and religious leaders across Africa expressed deep concerns about the severe challenges that… Read More

September 2022 date set for beatification of John Paul I

December 23, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will beatify Pope John Paul I Sept. 4, 2022, at the Vatican, according to Stefania Falasca, a journalist and… Read More