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Remains of St. John XXIII begin pilgrimage in his home diocese

BERGAMO, Italy (CNS) -- Accompanied by Bishop Francesco Beschi of Bergamo and escorted by both Italian and Vatican police officers, the glass coffin containing...

Authenticating and protecting relics: The new Vatican instruction

The significance of relics in the church is well crystallized by the Gospel story of the woman desperate to stop her bleeding who approached...

Villanova conference examines how Pope Francis charts church’s path

PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis’ five-year pontificate has not only had a broad impact on the Catholic Church, but it has also had widespread implications...

Blessed Pope Paul VI to be canonized at close of synod,...

Catholic News Service ROME   -- Blessed Paul VI will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops...

Pope Francis calls Vatican II’s liturgical reforms ‘irreversible’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why...

Georgetown expert will discuss Catholic-Jewish relations at talks on Eastern Shore

For The Dialog A Catholic lay leader in interreligious relations believes a spiritual journey between Islam and the Catholic Church started half a century ago...

Pope Francis opens Holy Door at St. Peter’s to begin Year...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY —Pope Francis’ voice echoed in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica: “Open the gates of justice.” With five strong thrusts,...

Laypeople are disciples, not second-class members of the church, pope tells...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Laypeople are not second-class members at the service of the church hierarchy, but are disciples of Christ called to...

World expects believers to work together for peace, Pope Francis says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The world expects all people of religious faith to work with everyone for a better future, Pope Francis told...

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