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

Vatican mandates vaccination for most employees

December 23, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a view toward staying open and protecting people from a new increase in COVID-19 infections, the Vatican mandated that all… Read More

Family’s faith, values figure into their Tridentine Brewing operation

December 23, 2021

Trevor Alcorn comes from a storied line of brewers. His great-great-grandmother brewed beer in her bathtub in Chicago during Prohibition in the 1920s. Home brewing… Read More

Bishops’ migration chairman says inaction on immigration ‘cannot stand’

December 22, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The lack of will by politicians to move forward on immigration reform is affecting the lives of 11 million people in the… Read More

American Underdog

December 22, 2021

NEW YORK (CNS) — Cheerful as a dance floor boot scoot and livelier than a touchdown drive, the sports-themed, faith-tinged biopic “American Underdog” (Lionsgate) goes… Read More