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God dreams big and ‘calls us by name,’ Pope Francis says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring...

Priests celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake in Italy

Catholic News Service ROME — Priests in central Italy were instructed to celebrate Mass outdoors following another devastating earthquake that rocked the region and brought...

U.S. archbishop, pilgrims were celebrating Mass in Norcia when earthquakes struck

Catholic News Service ROME — U.S. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample was preparing to celebrate Mass Oct. 26 with Benedictine monks in Norcia when the first...

Archbishop of Canterbury: Failure of ecumenism would imprison mercy

Catholic News Service ASSISI, Italy — Churches that are not reconciled with one another weaken the experience of mercy that unites believers to God and...

Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for Italy’s earthquake victims

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children...

Pope Francis consoles women rescued from sex traffickers

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope...

Forgive others and find peace, Pope Francis says at Assisi

  ASSISI, Italy — Celebrating how God’s mercy has been experienced for 800 years in a tiny stone church in Assisi, Pope Francis said people...

Dive into world’s problems with courage, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Dive into the world’s problems with courage and help people turn their lives of desolation into abundance and hope,...

Preach hope, not a faith mixed with fear, priest tells pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Jesus’ call to be the salt of the earth is a reminder to his disciples to preach hope and...

Police in Italy and Kosovo say suspected terrorists threatened pope

BRESCIA, Italy — Italian State Police in Brescia, working with their counterparts in Kosovo, announced Dec. 1 that they had taken action against four...

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