Kentucky parishioners ride out tornado in church praying the rosary

January 3, 2022

Jenny and Bill Rush and other parishioners at Sts. Peter and Paul Church In Hopkinsville, Kentucky, were nearly finished praying the rosary after an early… Read More

Colorado family finds hope in Mary statue largely untouched by wildfire

January 3, 2022

Amid the smoldering ashes of his family’s recently remodeled Louisville, Colorado, home that was destroyed by a Dec. 30 wildfire, Tom Greany found hope in… Read More

With foreign donation license denied, Missionaries of Charity ration food

January 3, 2022

KOLKATA, India (CNS) — Since Christmas, the Missionaries of Charity have been strictly rationing the food and daily use items for their regular 600 beneficiaries… Read More

Wearing a mask at Mass is a small sacrifice pleasing to God, priest says

January 3, 2022

ROME (CNS) — Wearing a high-filtering mask over one’s nose and mouth at Mass “is a small sacrifice we can bring to the altar as… Read More

Southern Italian diocese temporarily bans naming of godparents

January 3, 2022

A second diocese in Sicily, where the Mafia has had a significant presence for decades, announced a temporary ban on the naming of godparents for… Read More

On New Year’s, pope says a mature faith is realistic, but hope-filled

January 1, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their… Read More

Though problems abound, God-given hope never fails, pope says

December 31, 2021

Christian hope grants those who suffer the assurance that God does not abandon his people in their time of need, Pope Francis said. “Problems do… Read More

Abortion, religious liberty, vaccine mandate cases top busy 2021 for court

December 31, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — This past year was busy for the nation’s high court, particularly with issues of interest to Catholics regarding abortion, religious liberty, COVID-19… Read More

‘Ruff’ work: Dogs provide needed support in Baltimore Archdiocese

December 30, 2021

TIMONIUM, Md. (CNS) –Staff members at a Catholic Charities’ residential treatment program for children with behavioral and emotional needs were not having luck calming a… Read More

More example than exhortation: Pope’s 2021 illustrated teaching on kinship

December 30, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — From a vaccination clinic in the atrium of the Vatican audience hall to a visit to the ancient Iraqi city of… Read More