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Vatican nuncio at U.N. decries growing violence against children

UNITED NATIONS — Millions of the world's children today are victims of armed conflict, pornography and sexual trafficking, and still more "are denied the...

Catholic youths urged to ‘shine brighter and brighter’

By Catholic News Service CARSON, Calif. (CNS) -- Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, told a crowd of more than 6,000 junior...

Photo of the week: A windy good morning

The wind lifts up Pope Francis' mozetta as he greets a Swiss Guard when he arrives for the morning session of the extraordinary Synod...

Vatican official at U.N. meeting urges family-unity priority for migrants

GENEVA — Migrant families whose members are often separated pose unique challenges as globalization sweeps the world and deserve special consideration so that family...

Father Groeschel, author, retreat master and preacher, dies

TOTOWA, N.J. — Father Benedict J. Groeschel, who was a founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a leading pro-life figure and popular...

School choice about fairness, not handouts, advocates say

Hundreds of Catholic school students, parents and other supporters joined a school choice rally Sept. 25 at a Chicago building that houses Illinois state...

Spanish bishop, who was Opus Dei leader, beatified

MADRID — A Spanish bishop who worked as an engineer before becoming first prelate of the Opus Dei movement has been beatified in his...

New Sydney archbishop wants to regain trust of Catholics

SYDNEY — New Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher has pledged to regain the confidence of Australian Catholics and the broader community in the wake of...

‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour gets a boost from Biden

DES MOINES, Iowa — “We the people, we the voters” is the theme of the third “Nuns on the Bus” tour, which kicked off...

Cardinal Dolan backs decision to allow gay groups to march in...

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said he continues to support the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee after it lifted a ban...

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