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Motherly love abounds in many different ways

For mothers who have lost children. For children who have lost mothers. For women who long to be mothers. For mothers who never got to meet their...

Pope Francis asks prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Human trafficking is “brutal, savage and criminal,” Pope Francis said, but often it seems like people see it as...

Catholics join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

WASHINGTON — U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the...

Pope Francis offers prayers for President Trump

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of office. “I...

Bishop Jugis calls all to pray for peace, justice in Charlotte...

Catholic News Service CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After two nights of violence in Charlotte, Bishop Peter J. Jugis called on men, women and children in the...

South Carolina bishop asks for prayers for families affected by floods

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston asked for prayers for the families of those killed as well as for those whose...

Bishop Malooly asks for prayers for the success of pope’s visit...

Bishop Malooly is asking parishes in the Diocese of Wilmington to host Holy Hours for the success of Pope Francis’ visit to the United...

‘Black mass’ outcry leads to cancellation at Harvard, prayers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Harvard University student group’s plan to conduct a satanic ritual "black mass" May 12 on campus brought a public outcry,...

Supreme Court supports prayers at civic meetings

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled May 5 that prayers said before town council meetings in Greece, N.Y., do not violate the...

Pope asks prayers for kidnapped nuns, others abducted in Syria

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide to pray for five Orthodox nuns who were kidnapped in Syria and for...

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