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Christians must live the beatitudes, not just preach them, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- With songs, poetry and dance -- including hip-hop -- young people shared with Pope Francis and members of the Synod of...

More than poetry

Three adult children of a recently deceased woman were sitting with me planning the funeral. As we looked at options for the Gospel reading...

All Saints and All Souls: Knowing how to cry opens one...

Catholic News Service ROME — While the Beatitudes can seem counterintuitive, Jesus knew that the poor in spirit, those who mourn or are persecuted and...

Viewpoint: Jesus’ tips for true happiness

It was a list delivered around the world. Pope Francis, who has a humble way of explaining Gospel truths with clarity, suggested 10 ways...

Being a Christian demands actions and deeds, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Being a good Christian demands concrete action and deeds, Pope Francis said. And, he said, the “how-to” manual is found...

How do we become peacemakers in our lives?

By Kathy Ebner   Entering a new year brings us all to reflect on the quality of our life. How do I live as a Catholic...

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