ROME (CNS) — Walking in a crowded Rome neighborhood with his prayer beads wrapped around one hand, Hassan said, "You must write: Big thanks to the pope because he helps my kids — really."
When the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) broadcasts the Papal Mass from St. Peter's Square on Easter Sunday morning, North Texas Catholics will have the opportunity to see one of their own seminarians on the altar.
WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave — but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery.
WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — With Palm Sunday right around the corner, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed leaves as they walk into church. Some might fold them into elaborate little crosses. Kids will poke each other with them. But it's safe to say most won't know where they came from.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Go to confession. Soon.
For Pope Francis, the Year of Mercy is all about sharing the experience of God's mercy with others. But first, he wants people to experience it themselves, in the confessional.