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  Bringing the Vatican official in charge of translations with him, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship,” at the tomb of … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. Professing faith in God as the creator of all human beings, or even simply recognizing that all people possess an inherent … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the pope’s new encyclical. Pope Francis’ social encyclical sees the need for … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the pope’s encyclical in English. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the … more
CLICK HERE to read the entire document. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious … more
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has asked Catholics of the archdiocese to invoke the intercession of St. Junipero Serra “for this nation that he helped to found.” He also urged … more
Observing with great concern the social unrest unfolding in the United States, Pope Francis said no one can claim to defend the sanctity of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and … more
A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, the system became operational … more
Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the Rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary’s intercession in … more
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see seven more photos.  A lifelong Catholic scholar and historian offers the following photos and recollections from his visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. SCROLL THE ARROWS to see five additional photos In a dark and nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis blessed a fire, … more
For the first time in his papacy, Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross from St. Peter’s Square rather than Rome’s Colosseum, where it has been held annually for more than five … more
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God’s judgment on humanity, but God’s call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope … more
The website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a special link on its website to a page offering various resources for the nation’s Catholics as they weather the ongoing … more
Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March … more
CLICK HERE to see the film trailer, to find other showings and to order tickets. CLICK HERE to read a review of the “I Am Patrick” from Catholic News Service. Actor John Rhys-Davies … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. A new film on the life of St. Patrick, Apostle to Ireland, will have a two-night-only showing on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 … more
Here is a CNS translation of the prayer Pope Francis recited by video March 11 for a special Mass and act of prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during of the coronavirus … more
Bishops from throughout the world gave high marks to Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” taking note of the care with which it was crafted to include the … more
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