Satan, not God, tricks people with temptation, pope says

God never tricks, traps or tempts his children to sin or commit evil, Pope Francis said.

With heavy hearts, U.S. bishops condemn mosque attacks

U.S. Catholic bishops condemned the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15 that left at least 50 people dead and 50 seriously injured, and they also pledged their solidarity with the Muslim community.

Summit affirms need to hold bishops accountable, U.S. cardinal says

The Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis affirmed the U.S. bishops’ strong belief that bishops and cardinals who abuse children or cover up abuse must be held accountable, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

‘Evil’s days are numbered,’ pope says at audience

The holiness of God is a power that is constantly expanding and will defeat all evil once and for all, Pope Francis said.

In the U.S., a sobering mood after news of McCarrick’s laicization

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The accusations surrounding former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have been hanging over U.S. bishops and faith...

Vatican summit: Silence, denial are unacceptable, archbishop says

When presented with an accusation that a priest has sexually abused a child, “whether it’s criminal or malicious complicity and a code of silence or whether it is denial” on a very human level, such reactions are no longer tolerable, said the Vatican’s top investigator of abuse cases.

New Mexico close to passing ‘most extreme bill in nation’ on abortion

By Jacob Comello Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Since the end of January, the legislatures of New York, Virginia and other states have made headlines...

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.

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