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Pope Francis and President Trump speak of hopes for peace —...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace...

Top official defends Vatican employees against allegations of corruption

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is not “a den of thieves,” and such insinuations are an injustice to employees who are proud...

Leaked documents won’t stop financial reforms at Vatican, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Leaked and published information about Vatican financial problems and irregularities were already known and are the reason “measures have...

New books offer spiritual reading options during Lent

Catholic News Service Here’s a selection of recent releases that might be suitable for your spiritual reading during Lent, which begins Feb. 22: • “The Essentials...

Spiritual practices get a fresh look

“Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor”by Jana Riess. Paraclete Press (Orleans, Mass., 2011). 179...

Prayer and laughs: Books offer clues to what makes priests happy

"Why Priests are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests" by Stephen J. Rossetti. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind.,...

Hard lessons of living, dying and grief

Catholic News Service Hundreds of years ago, our Christian forebears sought to learn to die well. They even wrote guidebooks about the art of dying...

Looking at parish closures from different angles

"The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith" by Julian Guthrie. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston,...

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