Give flesh to the Gospel like Mary did, pope says on Guadalupe feast

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis described Mary as a strong woman who inspires believers to give "flesh to the Gospel" in societies often marked by distrust and blindness.

Black pro-life leaders hold rally outside Planned Parenthood in D.C.

WASHINGTON (CNS) – African-Americans make up just under 13 percent of the U.S. population, but "they represent over 30 percent of all abortions," said Alveda King, an evangelist and director of Civil Rights for the Unborn.

Baby Jesus reminds us of painful plight of migrants, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Christmas tree and Nativity scene are symbols of God's love and hope, reminding us to contemplate the beauty of creation and welcome the marginalized, Pope Francis said.