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.

Saskatoon bishop tries out homelessness for 36 hours in charity challenge

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (CNS) — Thirty-six hours may not seem like a long time to be without a home, but for Bishop Donald J. Bolen of Saskatoon and nine others, it was long enough to better understand what being homeless is really like.

Meet the Papal Ninja who's taking a hit TV show by storm

BERKELEY, Calif. (CNA) — Two minutes and thirty seconds is all it took for Sean Bryan to complete the Los Angeles qualifying round of American Ninja Warrior.  

Pope thanks circus performers for bringing joy to often dark world

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Meeting with acrobats, clowns, carnival workers, street performers, musicians, and magicians, Pope Francis thanked the artists for bringing beauty and joy to an often dark, sad world.