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Fear, uncertainty lead to a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties...

On Assumption feast, pope asks consolation for all who suffer

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Mary's assumption into heaven was a special sign of God's favor, but it also indicates God's desire to save all...

Do good to fight indifference, apathy, pope tells young people

VATICAN CITY — Being a Christian isn’t just about not doing evil, but it is a daily exercise in loving others through good works...

Vatican makes progress on supporting drug availability for kids with HIV

AMSTERDAM (CNS) -- An initiative to identify and properly treat children living with HIV has gained new momentum as international organizations and pharmaceutical companies...

How can human dignity be enhanced through public policy?

WASHINGTON -- Human dignity: It hasn't quite become a campaign issue, but it's coming close. Former Vice President Joe Biden started it. Speaking July 21...

Faith is a relationship, not a set of rules, pope says...

VATICAN CITY — Doing God’s will means first of all believing in Jesus and allowing love for him to translate into love for one’s...

Diocese of Wilmington tribunal holds annulment information nights

Father Mark Mealey, judicial vicar for the Diocese of Wilmington, will offer annulment information nights at two locations in September. The first will be Sept....

Catholic death penalty opponents praise pope’s catechism revision

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Aug. 2 announcement that Pope Francis had ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church calling the death...

Pope Francis revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism...

Accompanying change: Dublin meeting to focus on today’s families

VATICAN CITY — The last time a pope visited Ireland, the Constitution prohibited divorce, gay marriages were unthinkable, abortion was illegal and physical and...

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