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by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 5, 2022 / 04:20 am Pope Francis said on Wednesday that it is a civilizational loss when dogs and cats replace children in society, encouraging couples to “take the risk” to become parents. “The other day, I was talking about the demographic winter that

by Alejandro Bermudez Denver, Colo., Dec 31, 2021 / 14:06 pm Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver announced on Friday the establishment of an emergency fund to assist victims of the most destructive fires in Colorado’s history. Local Catholic parishes have been opened to receive displaced families. “The wildfires that suddenly started yesterday

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 1, 2022 / 09:35 am On New Year’s Day, Pope Francis encouraged people to place their lives under the protection of Mary, the Mother of God. “The new year begins under the sign of the Holy Mother of God, under the sign of the

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Dec 30, 2021 / 06:00 am 1968 was a turbulent year in America. The Vietnam War was in full swing; Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy had been assassinated; and riots were breaking out across the United States, including in Washington DC. But

by CNA Staff Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 27, 2021 / 11:30 am Cardinal Blase Cupich has issued a new policy for the Archdiocese of Chicago that curtails the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass and other sacraments in Latin using liturgical books that pre-Vatican II. Under the policy, which takes

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Dec 26, 2021 / 04:10 am On the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis encouraged married couples to rely on the strength of Christ and his graces as they weather the storms of life together. In a letter to spouses Dec. 26, Pope Francis wrote that

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Dec 26, 2021 / 06:50 am Pope Francis on Sunday sent his condolences for the death of retired Anglican Archbishop and anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu. Tutu, who fought for an end to racial segregation in his native South Africa, died Dec. 26 at the age

by Kate Olivera Denver Newsroom, Dec 25, 2021 / 15:00 pm The coronavirus pandemic has suspended efforts to save the Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station, the hub of the U.S. Antarctic Program. But one Catholic who regularly serves at the station has said he hopes the chapel has

by Pope Francis Vatican City, Dec 25, 2021 / 04:50 am On Christmas Day 2021, Pope Francis delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” address and blessing from the central balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square. The following is the full text of the pope’s Christmas message. Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Christmas!

by Pope Francis Vatican City, Dec 24, 2021 / 14:00 pm Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, delivered Dec. 24, 2021 in St. Peter’s Basilica. In the darkness, a light shines. An angel appears, the glory of the