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Church’s social teaching always a ‘work in progress,’ archbishop says

VATICAN CITY -- While some fundamental principles of the Catholic Church's social teaching are permanent, there are ever-changing social and political conditions that can...

Christian minister Billy Graham, evangelical pioneer, dies at 99

Longtime Christian preacher Billy Graham, spiritual advisor to multiple U.S. presidents and among the first evangelicals to make his mark with television broadcasts, died...

Man who tried to kill St. John Paul II places flowers...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Exactly 31 years after St. John Paul II personally forgave him for shooting and trying to assassinate him, Mehmet...

Women tell the stories of two healings through intercession of two...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — People said Floribeth Mora Diaz was crazy to think Blessed John Paul II interceded with God to heal her...

Viewpoint Two newest saints were voices for the voiceless

Saints Popes John XXIII and John Paul II prophetically raised their voices on behalf of the suffering masses. The two popes, who will be...

Retired Pope Benedict says John Paul II’s faith, courage were signs...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Blessed John Paul II's deep spirituality and his courage to uphold the truth were clear signs of his sainthood,...

Vatican expects a million pilgrims for canonizations of John XXIII, John...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Just over five weeks before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels are reporting...

John Paul II tried to end Irish inmates’ 1981 hunger strike

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Declassified British documents reveal the extent to which Pope John Paul II tried unsuccessfully to intervene to end a 1981...

Prague archbishop recalls Havel as friend, ‘fellow prisoner’

PRAGUE — Calling former Czech President Vaclav Havel a “friend and fellow prisoner," the president of the Czech bishops' conference said the entire nation...

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