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Patience hailed as a virtue at African National Eucharistic Congress

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Practicing patience can be a great virtue, said Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry of Chicago in his homily at the...

Baltimore Mass June 21 to open U.S. bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom

WASHINGTON — "Witnesses to Freedom" is the theme of the U.S. bishops’ fifth annual Fortnight for Freedom, which opens June 21, the vigil of...

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily at canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra

The following is the Vatican’s English translation of Pope Francis’ Sept. 23 homily at the Mass and canonization of Blessed Junípero Serra at the...

Pope canonizes Junipero Serra, says faith is alive only when shared

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Canonizing the 18th-century Spanish missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis insisted a person’s faith is alive only when it is...

Pope Francis declares Blessed Junipero Serra a saint during Mass at...

Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Here is a timeline of key points in the life and ministry of Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish missionary to California....

Feeling lucky? Diocese plans drawing for papal Mass tickets

  Dialog Editor   The Diocese of Wilmington will conduct a random drawing to distribute 24 pairs of tickets to a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in...

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