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Listen to those in need, pope says in World Day of...

VATICAN CITY — How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing...

Everyone must have affordable health care, Vatican official says

VATICAN CITY — Everyone should have access to essential health services and no one should have to fall into poverty to obtain needed care,...

Pilgrims brave dangerous neighborhoods to pray at Trinidad shrine

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — From May to October, hundreds of pilgrims brave heavy rains, high winds or scorching heat to attend Marian devotions at Trinidad...

Poverty, violence hinder progress for many women, says nuncio at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for...

Poverty, inequality in Latin America at crisis levels, Pope Francis says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Latin America’s traditional social values of cooperation and solidarity must prevail over the societal ills that threaten the livelihood...

Vatican’s U.N. nuncio urges action on poverty beyond economics

UNITED NATIONS — Saying poverty is the greatest challenge facing humanity, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations called on nations to seek...

True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says

Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While donation campaigns and charitable contributions for the needy are important, true Christian charity involves a more personal...

Viewpoint: Hearing both the cry of the earth and cry of...

  The “green” encyclical has arrived. It’s courageous, it’s prophetic, it’s challenging, it’s holistic, it’s wonderful. That’s what I think of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical...

Pope Francis: If being rich in faith, doesn’t impact your wallet,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Focusing on poverty and sacrificing for the poor are the heart of the Gospel, not signs of communism, Pope...

Use Lent to snap out of apathy to sin, poverty, indifference...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Lent is a time to shed lazy, un-Christian habits and snap out of one’s apathy toward people harmed by...

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