Young people at forefront of ­ pro-life fight called ‘new Magi’ of movement

Over 5,000 people from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and other Midwestern states gathered Jan. 14 in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago for the annual March for Life Chicago commemorating the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Jesus actor surprises, encourages over 8,000 people at conference

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS, hosted a student leadership summit called SLS18 from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6 in the windy city of Chicago. FOCUS welcomed over 8,000 attendees which included hundreds of religious and priests. 

Pope: Festivities become a facade when Christ is left out of Christmas

Only when Christ is the focus of the Christmas season do all the colorful lights, carols, special meals and traditions help create a festive and joyous atmosphere, Pope Francis said.

Group issues what it calls ‘filial correction’ of pope’s teaching

Several dozen priests, scholars and writers have published what they described as a “filial correction” of some of Pope Francis’ teachings about marriage — particularly about access to the sacraments for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

Pope celebrates Pentecost with charismatics, Pentecostals

Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Pope horrified by massacre in Syria

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children,...

Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two...

Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives today

In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday -- celebrated March 1 this year -- leaves a mark.

Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Stand up and protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, which includes committing to a policy...

In Michigan, friends, colleagues describe Archbishop Byrnes as ‘man led by the Spirit’

By Mike Stechschulte Catholic News Service DETROIT — Ever since Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes was a newly minted associate pastor at St. Joan of Arc Parish...

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