Under motto 'Unity and Charity,' Catholic Daughters holds convention

PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- Epitomizing their motto, "Unity and Charity," 800 members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas gathered July 20-24 in downtown Pittsburgh for their national convention.

Mercy 'sets our hearts free,' bishop says at Mass for Native Americans

BROWNING, Mont. (CNS) -- Helena Bishop George L. Thomas said at a special Mass for Native Americans that mercy may not "come easily," but "it's a gift that sets our hearts free."

Churches among those swept up in Pokemon Go craze

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Since its release in the United States July 6, Pokemon Go has quickly become a cultural phenomenon. In the first week, the mobile game attracted nearly 21 million users, according to data from Survey Monkey, making it the most popular app in U.S. history.

Saint Maria Goretti calls us to be 'witnesses of forgiveness,' pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis has marked the feast of the young martyr St. Maria Goretti by calling the faithful to follow her example and be forgiving to those who wrong them.

Two sisters in Puerto Rico help raise children from poor neighborhoods

ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (CNS) — Most young people ages 9 to 15 are not actively seeking out more "parental" guidance. It's the age of independence and branching out to peers.