Pope: Like expectant moms, live in joyful expectation of embracing God

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Christian hope isn't about believing in something that may or may not come true, like hoping tomorrow's weather will be pleasant, Pope Francis said.

You are called to be leaven, pope tells consecrated men, women

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Everyone, but especially consecrated men and women, Pope Francis said Thursday, are called to be leaven in the world, bringing Christ to the people — even when it seems like the work goes unnoticed, or there is another who would do a better job.

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that has been empty since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February.