National / International News

National / International News

Serve, care for each other, pope tells families at closing Mass

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis urged the hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families to serve and care for each other as freely as God loves the human family.

Pope challenges religious to create ministries that inspire young people

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis encouraged Pennsylvania's Catholic clergy and women and men religious to challenge young people to develop "high ideals, generosity of spirit and love for Christ and the Church." 

Cardinal O'Malley to families: Want to evangelize? You'd better have these two qualities

PHILADELPHIA (CNA/EWTN News) -- As thousands of Catholics prepared to depart Philadelphia after hearing talks about family and faith, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley had a message for them: Don’t be a party pooper.