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Viewpoint: The Good News still draws attention

Before completing his first full year as pope, Francis was named Time magazine’s person of 2013 this week. Pope Francis’ nine months in Rome have...

Christmas lights reflect truth that Christ is light of world, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The lights glowing on the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square, like Christmas lights everywhere, are reminders that Jesus...

Morning homily: Constant criticism of preachers is usually sign of fear,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christians who find something to criticize in every preacher they ever hear are not simply fussy, Pope Francis said,...

Pope asks people of Americas to embrace poor, immigrants, unborn as...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis prayed that Catholics throughout the Americas would open their arms to the poor, to immigrants, to the...

Pope Francis is third pontiff to be named Time’s Person of...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is not seeking fame or accolades, but being named Time magazine’s Person of the Year will make...

Pope, at Marian devotion, prays that no one ignores the the...

Catholic News Service ROME — Pope Francis prayed that people would never be indifferent to the cries of the poor, the suffering of the sick,...

Pope prays for Mandela’s example to inspire future generations

Pope Francis joined church and government leaders from around the world in crediting Nelson Mandela for a steadfast commitment to promoting human rights and...

Join ‘wave of prayer’ for the poor and hungry on Dec....

Pope Francis has asked that the world to join in a “wave of prayer” Dec. 10 to respond to the needs of the poor...

Morning homily: Pray with insistence, don’t fear disturbing God, pope says

Vatican Radio — Pope Francis spoke on the theme of prayer on Thursday, saying when we pray it’s a bit like annoying God so...

Pope Francis to create advisory commission on sexual abuse of children,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis accepted a proposal to set up a special commission on the sexual abuse of children, which will...

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