IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican Media By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Continuing his occasional series of “Mercy Friday” visits, Pope Francis surprised the students at a school renamed in March in honor of a student who died of leukemia at the age of 11. For the visit May 25 to

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — It is a contradiction to claim that promoting access to safe abortions is somehow protecting the human rights of women and girls, a Vatican representative said. “In fact, abortion denies the unborn child his or her most basic right — to life itself,”

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tamino Petelinsek, courtesy Knights of Columbus By Zita Ballinger Fletcher Veterans taking part in the 2018 Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage to France said the journey has positively influenced their lives and benefited those around them. Maj. Jeremy Haynes, a first-time spiritual pilgrim and Lourdes visitor, said he is

IMAGE: CNS photo/Marie Mischel, Intermountain Catholic By Marie Mischel OGDEN, Utah (CNS) — Each year for the past decade, a group of Boy Scouts in Ogden have spent a day walking from house of worship to house of worship, learning how the Ten Commandments are put into practice in different

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