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Viewpoint: Visiting the imprisoned: How to serve the ‘least of these’

  With the proclamation of the Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has encouraged us to begin a personal examination of our relationship to God's...

Pope Francis calls for Year of Mercy moratorium on death penalty

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for a moratorium on executions during the Year of Mercy and said the fifth commandment, “Thou...

God’s mercy frees people from despair, says Pope Francis

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — God’s ability to forgive "knows no limits" as his mercy frees people from bitterness and despair, Pope Francis said. “The...

Pope Francis: The church needs this Holy Year of Mercy

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church needs the extraordinary Holy Year to become an effective witness of God's divine mercy, Pope Francis...

God never shuts the door on mercy; Christian hearts must never...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Because God always keeps open the door of his mercy and offer of salvation to everyone, the doors of...

Potential ‘missionaries of mercy’ can apply to the Vatican

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is looking for a few good “missionaries of mercy,” priests who are known for their preaching and...

World Youth Day opens registration; pope signs up

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland,...

Administering mercy: Facilitating forgiveness does not downplay sin

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Always, but especially during a Holy Year, the Catholic Church does everything possible to help Catholics repent of their...

Pope Francis announces a ‘Holy Year of Mercy’ — Dec. 8,...

  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be...

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