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Is seeing believing? How the Catholic church faces claims of Marian...

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church has always been very cautious when it comes to judging reported Marian apparitions. More than 1,500 visions of Mary...

Montgomery County, Md., official issues new order in attempt to defy...

WASHINGTON -- Citing regulations to circumvent Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's related Aug. 3 emergency order, Montgomery County's health officer issued a new directive Aug....

Pope Francis sends aid to Lebanon to help Catholic Church and...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has sent 250,000 euros ($295,000) to Lebanon to help the Catholic Church and Catholic charitable organizations assist people impacted...

Political leader John Hume, who helped bring peace to Northern Ireland,...

DUBLIN -- Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, has hailed political leader John Hume as a "paragon of peace" for his key role...

Father Christopher Heanue takes on 100-mile bike ride, raises COVID-19 aid...

WASHINGTON -- Father Christopher Heanue started his morning July 27 by celebrating Mass at 5 a.m. and then took off on a 100-mile bike...

Nuclear weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, Pope...

VATICAN CITY-- For peace to flourish, weapons of war must be set aside, especially nuclear weapons that can obliterate entire cities and countries, Pope...

New Knights of Columbus pilgrimage center in Connecticut will focus on...

NEW HAVEN, Conn.-- A new Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center planned by the Knights of Columbus will focusing on "the spirituality and charitable vision...

Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blast leaves...

AMMAN, Jordan -- Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut's port destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods across the capital, and Catholic leaders...

Catholic Charities of America coronavirus pandemic assistance provides nearly $400 million...

CLEVELAND -- Scott Milliken has seen a lot of people come through the doors at the Father English Center's food pantry during his years...

Missing Mass: Social isolation keeps elders safe but lonely during coronavirus...

In communities around the world, the social isolation that keeps elders safe from the coronavirus but precludes going to church is proving extremely difficult...

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