HHS contraceptive mandate in limbo awaiting action by new administration

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have been cautiously breathing a sigh of relief since the presidential election.

Death and judgment not frightening for faithful, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Death and final judgment before the Lord are not frightening if you live being faithful to God, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis recounts stories, blessings from Year of Mercy

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis still remembers meeting with a former prostitute during the Jubilee of Mercy, and hearing how she suffered untold atrocities.