Prayers rise from Mount Carmel; Answers flow from heaven

Gail Yager’s introduction to the Catholic faith was the gentle, compassionate voice of a Carmelite nun. Her name was Maria and she was the Mother Superior of a group of cloistered sisters living in a home-turned-monastery on Sunset Terrace near downtown Fort Worth. The year was 1976.

The miracle behind the canonization of the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Seven-year-old Carmen has an extraordinary story. Because of her, Blesseds Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux, were canonized Oct. 18.

Pope Francis makes secret stop at new dorms for Rome's homeless

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- After last night’s synod session Pope Francis didn’t go back to his residence at the St. Martha house as usual, but instead decided to pop by the Vatican’s new dormitory for homeless men.

Obedience is response to God's love, not a condition for it, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Obedience to God's commandments must be the response to his limitless love, but it is not a condition for his love and for the salvation he offers through Jesus, Pope Francis said.

'Mutts' comic strip features a week's worth of quotes from Pope Francis

WASHINGTON (CNS) --Those uninterested in the news coverage of Pope Francis' U.S. visit might have ditched the front page and turned to other sections of the newspaper for a break.