Little Sisters provincial accepts highest award from Knights of Columbus

TORONTO (CNS) — The Little Sisters who fought the big system heard the cheers, held back tears, and accepted the Gaudium et Spes Award from the Knights of Columbus at the Knights' annual gala "States Dinner" in Toronto.

Pope names six women, six men to panel to study women deacons

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed six men and six women to a commission to study the issue of women deacons, particularly their ministry in the early Church.

After death of Fr. Hamel, Muslims in France, Italy attend Mass in solidarity with Catholics

PARIS, France (CNA) — Following the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by terrorists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, Muslims across France and Italy attended Mass on Sunday in a show of solidarity with Catholics.