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Pope Francis begins pilgrimage to Fatima, a ‘time of prayer’

Catholic News Service LEIRIA, Portugal — Pope Francis said his two-day pilgrimage to Fatima would be a time of prayer and encounter with Jesus and...

Maternity leave: Why the pope wants the church to be a...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Mother’s Day came early this year at the Vatican. A number of feast days over the Advent and Christmas seasons...

New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope...

Give flesh to the Gospel like Mary did, pope says on...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis described Mary as a strong woman who inspires believers...

New Trinity dome mosaic at national shrine will be ‘wonder to...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Builders, church leaders, choir members and journalists gathered atop eight floors of scaffolding, 159 feet high, in the Basilica of...

Church needs courageous women like Mary, pope says at morning Mass

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The church needs the service of the many women who continue to follow Mary's example of courage and...

Pope Francis prays in silence before Our Lady of Guadalupe image

Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY — Pope Francis fulfilled his much-desired wish to pray in silence before the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. After...

Mary’s assumption shows life’s aim is to be with God, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Mary’s assumption into heaven and, in fact, her entire life show believers the great things that God has in...

Women hand down the faith, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Why is it that mostly women are the ones who hand down the faith generation after generation, Pope Francis...

Pray for peace, sow harmony, look to Mary as model disciple,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Peace is a gift that comes through prayer and through small daily efforts to sow harmony in one's family,...

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