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.


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.