Give your lives for your flocks, pope tells archbishops

Blessing bands of wool that archbishops will wear around their shoulders, Pope Francis said, “It is a sign that the shepherds do not live for themselves but for the sheep.”

Pope announces themes for upcoming WYD celebrations

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Announcing the themes for the next three World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis called on...

Theology begins with sincere dialogue, not ‘conquering spirit,’ pope says

Theology develops through dialogue, not an aggressive defense of doctrine that seeks to impose its beliefs on others, Pope Francis said.

Archbishop Byrnes, pilgrims in Rome for pallium

Spirits are high in Rome as Archbishop Michael Byrnes prepares to join other newly named archbishops from throughout the world for a special Mass celebrating the conferral of the pallium with Pope Francis Saturday, June 29.

What is a pallium? What is its significance in the Church?

The pallium is a symbol of the bishops’ unity with the pope and of the universality of the church. A pallium is a woolen...

House urged to reject spending bill that would overturn pro-life policies

The House of Representatives has begun debate on a bill that will overturn at least nine pro-life policies, including reinstating taxpayer-funded abortion domestically and abroad, according to Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey.

Listening, mentoring key to keeping young adults, say church workers

By Elizabeth Bachmann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Professors, youth ministers and lay theologians across the country give different reasons for why young people are...

Catholic Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Although the U.S. bishops’ spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse...

Most U.S. adults don’t think abuse is more common among Catholic leaders

Despite the slew of abuse allegations and cases surfacing within the Catholic Church, most U.S. adults actually do not think that sexual abuse of children is more common among Catholic priests and leadership than it is among any other adult groups.

Safe Environment

Saint's Corner