Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent:

Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and ensure no case is whitewashed or covered up.

Be a devotee of Black Nazarene, not a fanatic, says Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila warned against fanaticism in his homily during a Mass to usher in the feast of the Black Nazarene Jan. 9.

Prayer has the power to change lives, hearts, pope says

God is a father who never ignores his children when they call to him in times of suffering, loneliness and despair, Pope Francis said.

‘Come to the manger with love, charity, simplicity’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Jesus’ birth in a stable, God’s coming to earth in extreme simplicity, teaches Christians that love...

Three cardinals end service on pope’s Council of Cardinals

Three members of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals have officially ended their service as papal advisers on the reform of the Roman Curia.

Cardinal Pell found guilty of sex abuse, expected to appeal, reports say

Australian Cardinal George Pell reportedly has been found guilty on five charges related to serious sexual misconduct involving two boys at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s.

Etienne: Church has much to do on abuse, but there ‘is hope for our...

By Catholic News Service ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNS) — After reflecting and praying on the proceedings of the U.S. bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore, Anchorage Archbishop...

Archdiocese of Santa Fe to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, said the archdiocese planned to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the recommendation of several consultative groups.

Pope: Everyone’s hour will come, so be prepared for Judgment Day

People would be wise to think about Judgment Day and wonder what God will see when he examines their lives, Pope Francis said.

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