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.
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- For Father Leo Patalinghug, faith and food go hand in hand, or in cooking terms, they blend; there is no trick to folding one into the other.
WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it — fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life.