"Today we are compelled to speak up for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East," said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at the 133rd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Philadelphia Aug. 4-6.
Catholics who have divorced and are civilly remarried "are not, in fact, excommunicated . . . and they absolutely must not be treated as if they were," Pope Francis said.
"The work of the sisters is very inspiring," Sanat Kumar Basnet said. "I want my son to have the spirit of social service from here."
Trusting in God's infinite mercy, people should not be afraid or embarrassed to go to confession, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis said he will dedicate his one-day visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina to encouraging a minority Catholic community in the faith, fostering ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, and calling for peace and harmony after the devastations of…
A sense of hopelessness has engulfed even the young, including university students who can no longer study and engaged couples who hoped to marry but have effectively found themselves homeless.
Pope Francis told the mayors that they were important because they were at the "grass roots" and could make concrete changes and put pressure on leaders above them.
"I feel united with the (earthquake) victims. It is much more than a job," Sobha Laksmi Maharjan told Catholic News Service.
"We're not going to resolve the Palestine-Israel conflict. But we can remain at the side of the Palestinian people, struggling with them to meet their physical, economic, emotional and spiritual needs," said Father Jorge Hernandez,…
"Our communion with God always brings forth fruit, always gives life," Pope Francis said in his homily.