National / International News

National / International News

Without Holy Spirit, people risk being 'armchair' Christians, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Without letting the Holy Spirit lead his or her life, a person risks being just an "armchair Christian" who recites "a cold morality" without actually living out the Gospel, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

Nothing can keep God from seeking those who stray, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — There is no such thing as a soul that is lost forever, only people who are waiting to be found, Pope Francis said.

USCCB's Richard Doerflinger retires after 36 years of highs, lows in pro-life work

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many paths led Richard Doerflinger into pro-life work. And now his path is taking him into retirement as associate director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.