Pope Francis is recovering in same hospital room where John Paul II was treated

June 8, 2023

A large statue of St. John Paul II at the entrance of Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, where Pope Francis is recovering from surgery he underwent on… Read More

Priest in Mexico saves 3 children after gang violence leaves one dead, church shot up

June 7, 2023

Interior of the Church of Santa Anita in Mexico after the gang confrontation. / Credit: Facebook of Father Enrique Urzúa A priest rescued three abandoned… Read More

Papal envoy to Ukraine meets with President Zelenskyy, concludes ‘intense’ visit

June 6, 2023

ncluded a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. / Credit: Vatican News/YouTube Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine Cardinal Matteo Zuppi on Tuesday finished a “brief but… Read More

Keep the creche in Christmas, pope urges

December 3, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Stopping to gaze at and perhaps pray before a Nativity scene is one of the best ways to remember the real… Read More

Being ‘inclusive’ of those with disabilities means valuing them, pope says

December 3, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Making churches accessible and services understandable is important, but having wheelchair ramps and sign-language interpreters is not enough for a parish… Read More

Pastor reflects on 10th anniversary of Sandy Hook school shooting

December 2, 2022

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) — Ten years ago, Newtown, Connecticut was catapulted into the national spotlight when a young man shot and killed 26 people Dec. Read More

Give joyful witness and lobby hard for families, pope tells Italian groups

December 2, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Italy’s declining birthrate is alarming, and groups that assist Italian families must do more both in terms of lobbying and witnessing… Read More

Ukrainian government says it will investigate Orthodox linked to Moscow

December 2, 2022

LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — The Ukrainian government said it would sanction members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church affiliated with the Moscow Patriarchate. After a Dec. Read More

Moravian star factory: 125 years of Christmas — and geometry

December 2, 2022

HERRNHUT, Germany (CNS) — Almost 800,000 Moravian stars in various sizes and colors will leave the factory in the German state of Saxony this year. Read More

Ukrainian American deacon urges prayers for Ukraine in winter months

December 1, 2022

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Ukrainian Americans and newly arrived Ukrainian immigrants in the Midwest spent the last Sunday of November commemorating the 1930s Soviet-engineered famine… Read More